I worked for over 15 years at a union hospital. They had gone out on strike just before I started. And in my opinion, they should have gone out the last time the contract came up.
While money is important, I never heard that as a complaint - it was the lack of adequate staffing, management not backing up the staff, cheaper and cheaper supplies. Yet in the last 5 years, this hospital spent MAJOR dollars on beautification, advertising, etc.
They got involved in the 'Disneyland' model, and made a lot of claims to the public about the 'excellent' care available - but didn't give the staff the means to carry out all this 'wonderfulness'!
They have two major lawsuits against them at this time - and I don't believe the lawsuits are frivolous.
Good luck to the Finley nurses!!