three-day nurses' strike under way in iowa
nurses at finley hospital in iowa went on strike for the second time in as many months in a contract dispute.
ap/desmoines register, aug 16, 2006
[s]linda merfeld, local 199's dubuque chapter president, said nurses are fighting for just-cause discipline, emergency-only overtime and quality patient care.
she said she hopes the strike sends a message to hospital management.
"the hospital needs to stop spending health-care dollars fighting nurses," merfeld said.