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6,500 Nurses to Go Out on Strike 09/20/19 in Four States

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Nurses Stage Strike Across 4 States

Nurses across the country have been demanding safer working conditions and better nurse-patient ratios. Today thousands of nurses are putting actions to their demands by walking out of their hospitals today in a 4-state strike. You are reading page 3 of 6,500 Nurses to Go Out on Strike 09/20/19 in Four States. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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Ok so the nurses strike for more money try saying cnas need more money.We work with up to 25 patients a piece making alot less money doing all that we can to keep the patients happy,cared for and making families happy,some places are working with one aide for a high number of patients to care for we come in do are job,go home and are sad because we feel it wasnt done right not enough time to sit and talk to the patients,give them the extra attention they deserve but I know I do my work with pride and have been for over 30 years,and still dont make enough to equal the cost of living so look at the numbers and the pay scales we need more money.💜

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Walti is a LPN, LVN, RN, EMT-I and specializes in ICU/ER mostley ER 25 years.

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Amen to that. Good support staff are worth there weight in gold ad should be paid much better. All too often it's minimum wage and there a lot of jobs that pay as well for easier work and less responsibility.

Sad when you consider how much of the health care dollar is spent on hospital executive salaries and bonuses, health insurance executive salaries and bonuses, malpractice costs, etc. So  much of the dollar to those who deliver no care. 

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walkingon has 7 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LTC, Assisted Living.

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I wish I had the stones to do this.  I’m just a LPN working AL, but >30:1 is getting old.  I will probably lose my job and be blackballed where I live, should I attempt to organize in this right to work State.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Has anyone heard if talks continue? Any new info?

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On 9/29/2019 at 4:09 PM, Diane DeLack Kuhn said:

Ok so the nurses strike for more money try saying cnas need more money.We work with up to 25 patients a piece making alot less money doing all that we can to keep the patients happy,cared for and making families happy,some places are working with one aide for a high number of patients to care for we come in do are job,go home and are sad because we feel it wasnt done right not enough time to sit and talk to the patients,give them the extra attention they deserve but I know I do my work with pride and have been for over 30 years,and still dont make enough to equal the cost of living so look at the numbers and the pay scales we need more money.💜

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Good Luck 🍀 to them . 

I went to a job interview today 🤢 🤮

The  interviewer wasnt professional .I asked about training , they had no one that was a sound woundcare nurse and stated that the house supervisor would train me . They said I had a year to get wound care certification . They told me no one there was certified. hospitals are shadier than slim shady .

this business is sad 

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On 9/21/2019 at 4:04 PM, adnrnstudent said:

These fill in nurses crossing the picket line for $840 a day in Chicago. Good money now, but don’t let those 2200 nurses see your face.  Don’t cross a picket line.

Thanks for the info. Do you know where to find an application?

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protos frontida 9 is a BSN and specializes in jack of all trades, master of none..

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After reading the article, and post, I came to the conclusion that most of nursing problems start with nursing.  Nursing administration does not take up for nurses the way they need to because of their own issues of wanting 'to shine' for the bosses over them who are not nurses.  Some of them do not have the confidence to step up to plate and stop inappropriate nurse to patient staffing.  Some Nurse Leaders just want to collect the salary without any extra work.  Some of them are excellent leaders but they may be the only leader in a field of really bad ones.  That eventually will cause apathy when they try to do the correct thing. 

Nurses need to insist on leaders that are for patient and nurse 'bill of rights.'  

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It's about time, change is needed, especially with safer nurse patient ratios. I hope they win. I just wrote a post about this because what will happened is more and more patients wil be put on the nurse. Techs won't be able to save us or help us enough. I got the here we go again response from some of the nurses on this site.

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babatee has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Geriatric, Acute, Rehab, Psychiatry.

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On 9/20/2019 at 12:36 PM, ruby_jane said:

Holy gravy....the Tenet Hospital "surgical" (I am assuming med-surg) ratio is EIGHT patients to one nurse.

I say it all the time....what we have is a shortage of nurses who want to work in the hospitals with conditions like that. Not a nursing shortage, at least here in the NTX.

My God . Did you say 8 patient to 1 nurse on a surgical floor ? 

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