Dubuque nurses began strike this morning

Dubuque nurses began strike this morning

There are 4 comments on the Des Moines Register story from Jul 6, 2006, titled Dubuque nurses began strike this morning. In it, Des Moines Register reports that:

Several dozen nurses and supporters walked a picket line here Thursday morning as Iowa's first nurses' strike in many years got under way.

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Colleen Donlin RN

Pella, IA

#1 Jul 6, 2006
The central focus of our strike at Finley Hospital, is patient care and our right to speak up for our patients, particulary when they are at a very vunerable time in their lives. There are standards of care that should be in force and met cooperatively with the hospitals support. They are not at Finley! I am walking the picket line because I was reprimanded for speaking up about a major electrical safety issue for staff as well as patients. OSHA has fined them and still standards of care are not met. Also our administration promotes a hostile threatening work environment by ignoring, apparently, Drs. behavior. Have you ever been called a dumb m_____ f_____ or f_____ stupid? Yelled at belittled or berated routinely?

I had the privledge to work with some of the best surgeons and anesthesiologists at IMMC. Thank God I saw that they would stand up for patient care and that it is O.K. to do that.
FREEBIRD

Saint Charles, IL

#2 Jul 7, 2006
Ever think about finding a job somewhere else?
helpiung oiut

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Feb 1, 2012
The central focus of our strike at Finley Hospital, is patient care and our right to speak up for our patients, particulary when they are at a very vunerable time in their lives. There are standards of care that should be in force and met cooperatively with the hospitals support. They are not at Finley! I am walking the picket line because I was reprimanded for speaking up about a major electrical safety issue for staff as well as patients. OSHA has fined them and still standards of care are not met. Also
Senior

United States

#4 Feb 2, 2012
FREEBIRD wrote:
Ever think about finding a job somewhere else?
I'm sorry you feel that quitting is the answer,this Nurse is looking out for YOUR safety and CONCERNS.I support what this Nurse is doing ...BRAVO !!

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