Friday, September 23, 2011

don't go there girlfriend

Here's to the 23,000 nurses in California who went on a one day strike to fight cuts in their salaries and benefits. As far as I'm concerned nurses deserve twice the salary we get. Nurses keep patients alive 24/7. The complexity of our jobs and the amount of information we are expected to retain is unbelieveable. We deal with increasingly acute patients and the technology that goes with them.

If you don't think that nurses should, at the very least, retain their current salaries and benefits, you are a fool. Frankly, I wish you would get out of the nursing profession. Go volunteer your services some place. We don't need people like you. We need nurses who will stand up and demand to paid equal to the complexity of the job.

To those of you who don't like unions: If it were not for unions you would be out on your ass right now. Unions make it hard for a hospital to lay off nurses. Unions give us a voice in patient care. The only reason you make any kind of decent wage, have any kind of decent benefits, is because of unions. Unions set the standard of pay and benefits for nurses across the country. So even if you are not a member of a union, you benefit. I pay those union dues so you can have a decent wage and benefits. Don't even go there with me girlfriend...


rnraquel said...

Amen, sister.

Miss B. Havior said...

And if the largest pool of American workers got together and put our collective foot down? Now, that would be a change we all could use.
Bring on the revolution!

EDNurseasauras said...

Agree. Sign me up!

Andrew Smith said...

I have also read some artcle like this at I haven't read it yet what the reason is but i hope that it wouldn't not continue.

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