Kauai Nurses Strike ends after 126 days

  1. We're back to work!

    "Nurses accepted the latest contract offer from Wilcox Memorial Hospital, ending a 126-day strike with a decisive vote that will have union members back at work as early as next Saturday, officials announced yesterday.

    Last edit by sirI on Nov 7, '06
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  3. by   joe3
    jmkauai............I saw an ad locally here in Florida for Hawaii nurses....talked to the recruiter and it's at Wilcox..Kauai...for 13 weeks...so the strike is settled and you're still short nurses??
    Did they fire the lpn's??
    What is the sentiment towards travelers??
    What is the pt/staff ratios after the strike??

    Thanks, joe3, RN in Fl.....................I've always wanted to visit Kauai, but, just maybe this is not the time to take a position there???
  4. by   jmkauai
    Hi, yes they did fire the LPNs. Right now there are mixed feelings towards travelers because many worked during the strike. If you did come and people know you've just arrived I'm sure you would be treated well. Some departments are under a lot of stress. In L&D the travellers(worked during strike) are guaranteed 48 hours / week so some of the L&D nurses are displaced and working Med Surg. ICU has a lot of travellers. I don't work Med Surg, I've been told at night it is 7 patients to one RN. I think we have traditionally been a traveller friendly hospital. I also think to inmprove morale it would be best to get new travellers in. A traveller who works during a strike is still a scab in my opinion. Aloha