Ok its obvious that there have been talks of a strike in NJ.
The travel nurses industy has been posting AD's gearing up for a strike.
Does anyone know anything about this?
Hospitals, areas of NJ etc.
P.S. I am not planning on crossing picket lines, I am simply wondering what the inside word is.
Jun 8, '09
I believe I read in the paper a few days ago that Englewood Hospital nurses went on strike. The article stated the hospital considered them on strike, and the nurses considered themselves locked out. Apparently, there was a strike threat deadline, and the hospital stuck to it and brought in replacements.
What struck me is how the article said they had plenty of nurses to cover all floors, and there was no danger to patients. It reminded me of a strike many years ago in Newark (United). The floors were covered by management, which I am sure is happening now in Englewood. I doubt they suddenly found enough per diem nurses to cover it all.
When it happened in Newark, we worked 6 12 hour shifts a week.......awful! Nursing strikes are a terrible thing for everyone to deal with, because in my personal opinion, no one wins no matter what the outcome.
Jun 10, '09
I am surprised there has been no further discussion on this post. Nurse recruiters have been calling me daily. Craigslist has posting for nurses willing to cross picket lines and a friend of mine passed Bayonne medical center this morning and said the Nurses were out there protesting.
I just for the record as i said in my original post, would not cross the picket line. I do not judge someone who chooses to do that but I am in full support of the nurses who are picketting because of the horrible work conditions and high nurse-patient ratios that they are subjected to.
Any dialogue on this matter?