bagladyrn, RN 2,286 Posts Specializes in OB. Nov 16, 2011 I come from a background of generations of union workers all the way back to the formation of unions - there is no way I would ever cross a picket line and choose not to work for an agency which staffs strikes. I do not have respect for those who do so. I would not be vengeful toward them but would never look at them with any degree of respect again. Harsh, but there it is.And to clarify for those who think they are "costing the hospital" by being highly paid for strike breaking - hospitals fund this out of an insurance fund they all pay into. The cost of strikebreakers does NOT come out of the hospital's operating budget.As for "someone has to take care of the patients", when a strike is planned the facility is given (required) 10 business day notice of "intent to strike" to allow time for transfer or discharge of patients. In the case of specialized care not available elsewhere or patients too fragile to move arrangements are made for union nurses to go in to care for those patients and then return to the picket lines without any detriment to them. So that argument doesn't wash either.