One Hour National Walk-out - page 2
NURSES will never be taken seriously nor given the respect deserved as a profession until nurses UNITE and stand together as A PROFESSION . Shoulder to shoulder STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT ... Read More
Jun 24, '02Occupation: Hospice clinical director Joined: May '02; Posts: 2,873; Likes: 26jt: I just want to applaud you and your co-workers for the very brave action you took to support your DON. I would have loved to have been there; it must have been an awsome sight to behold all those nurses standing up and saying, "We're not going to take this lying down!"
Jun 24, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 2,662; Likes: 46<I would have loved to have been there; it must have been an awsome sight to behold all those nurses standing up and saying, "We're not going to take this lying down!"
Thanks. It wasnt just to support the DON - there was no love lost between her & the nurses - it was over what the CEO did to nursing there, after already eliminating most of our nursing administration & putting the staff RNs under the control of chief MDs instead, firing the DON for standing up for nurses was the last slap in the face they would take.
I have to be honest though & tell you the nurses were scared sh****! Shaking, worrying & questioning themselves as they went down the stairwells - even all the way from the 11th floor cause we didnt want to be caught in a suddenly "stuck" elevator! It was a great day. I cut the story short but Im sure you can imagine the feeling of empowerment the nurses had just from taking a stand for those 15 minutes. And the shock when they saw how just that one stand changed so many things for the better at our hospital. It was 1998 & They still talk about it.Last edit by -jt on Jun 25, '02
Jun 25, '02Occupation: Nurse Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 1This was done last year in Poland, land of Solidarity. Outcome: more promises/no change.
Think carefully, USA has not been pro, solidarity in a long time, public opinion can turn against you. More effective action: Nurses applying pressure to elected officials.