9,000 University of California RNs to Vote On Possible Strike

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    9,000 University of California RNs to Vote
    On Possible Strike at Five Medical Centers

    UC Stance Linked to Schwarzenegger Attacks on Nurses
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  3. by   alanpe
    Do you think a strike would solve anything? are there any other options?. Are they?
    Would patients be probably affected or perhaps nurses will do their job even during the strike?.
    It never has happened a nurse strike, it is not possible in this corp, even in America.


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    9,000 University of California RNs to Vote
    On Possible Strike at Five Medical Centers

    UC Stance Linked to Schwarzenegger Attacks on Nurses
  4. by   Kabin
    Wonder if rolling sick-outs might be better at sending the message that they're serious while limiting potential patient harm.

    It's an ugly situation. More and more large companies are rolling back healthcare coverage for retirees. Healthcare costs are out of control and there's no end in sight. It seems to be far more important than social security. CNN/Money had an article today that June '05 saw a large jump in job cuts are some are now being blamed on healthcare costs.

    http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/06/news...ex.htm?cnn=yes

    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Job cuts jumped 35 percent in June, with the number of layoff announcements pushing the monthly total to its highest level since January of last year, an employment firm said Wednesday.

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    "The cuts are not necessarily an indication of economic weakness, but rather the by-product of numerous trends, including changing consumer demand, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, automation and consolidation. We are also starting to see job cuts resulting from higher health care costs as well as higher oil and natural gas prices."

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