Published Jun 24, 2004
I am a Union RN and we took a strike vote today. It looks as though we will be on strike next Wednesday at midnight; our hospital is pushing some pretty awful stuff at us. Wages are, of course, part of the problem, but certainly not all! We are in Sioux City, Iowa, and could use all the emotional support that anyone would be willing to share!
You've got mine!
traumaRUs, MSN, APRN
So sorry for the upheaval this poses!
Sending good wishes your way! Keep your chin up during this difficult time. And good luck on getting what your union is after.
Good luck. I hope you get what you want, and that it dosn't cost you too much. :)
Positive thoughts coming your way. Good luck!
Hang in there!
I worked at a place where we once approved a strike vote. But we didn't have to go out on strike. The contract offers improved after the strike vote was ratified.
If you're going to strike I hope that a majority of the RNs walk out with you. This will really bring the hospital to the bargaining table.
A hospital in my area, Akron General Hospital, has been on strike 2 weeks now!!!!!!!!!!!
They are in a union. A couple of my friends work there!! Has anybody around the country heard about whats been going on?? Sticky Situation. :uhoh21:
It takes courage to strike. It is easier to lay down and take what the man hands out. It is hard to strike, financially, and creates uncertainty. Better to accept TEMPORARY uncertainty financial set back than to accept PERMANENTLY being under someone's oppressibe thumb.
Hold your head high on the picket line. You are doing yourself proud.
You are the nurses.
The Sioux City nurses
Hard working nurses
Build high the bridge from span to span
Stand up fellow nurses
Your moment's now at hand
Join your comrades on the line
And don't let them fall
For in UNION there is hope for one and ALL
To those of you who have been through a strike, can you give me some ideas about how a strike affects nurses personally as well as the profession of nursing? (outside of the obvious - financial) thanks.....
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