Sutter, Kaiser nurses go on strike

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It hasn't been entirely clear who was supporting whom during nursing strikes at California hospitals, but it was clear Thursday that local workers are tired of pay and staff cuts while, they say, upper management loads its pockets. Full Story

Since: Aug 10

Vacaville, CA

#1 Sep 23, 2011
Fire them all, I'm sure there are more than enough qualified people to fill the positions for a lot less. The average pay for these whiners is over $135,000 per year plus full benefits.
Your Joking

United States

#2 Sep 23, 2011
Birds Landing Bob wrote:
Fire them all, I'm sure there are more than enough qualified people to fill the positions for a lot less. The average pay for these whiners is over $135,000 per year plus full benefits.
Where did you get that figure? I need to tell a family member of mine who is a cardiac nurse for Kaiser that she is due a raise! Quit throwing numbers out there that are not true.
Blueberry

Vacaville, CA

#3 Sep 23, 2011
I agree that nurses are paid very well, however, I'd strike, too, if I stood to lose as much as they do.
Another thing is these nurses have an advantage as we have a shortage of nurses in the U.S. We need more nursing schools in this country. Many nurses come from the great nursing schools in the Phillipines and some have a very difficult time with English.
John

Livermore, CA

#4 Sep 23, 2011
Fire 'em all and then issue work visas to trained nurses from the Philippines, China, India and Uganda (on the condition that they will begin at sub-minimum wage with no benefits, pay their fair share in taxes and are forbidden to organize or strike).
Your Joking

United States

#5 Sep 23, 2011
John wrote:
Fire 'em all and then issue work visas to trained nurses from the Philippines, China, India and Uganda (on the condition that they will begin at sub-minimum wage with no benefits, pay their fair share in taxes and are forbidden to organize or strike).
Have you always been an idiot or is it just a temporary thing? Sub-minimum wage? maybe we could also build them tiny dirt shacks to live in and then demand them to give us the best care possible! Hey what a great plan!
Fred

Vacaville, CA

#6 Sep 23, 2011
John wrote:
Fire 'em all and then issue work visas to trained nurses from the Philippines, China, India and Uganda (on the condition that they will begin at sub-minimum wage with no benefits, pay their fair share in taxes and are forbidden to organize or strike).
I prefer the Filipino nurses,they are much better looking than those white ones. Sometimes they will give you a happy ending.
John

Livermore, CA

#7 Sep 23, 2011
Your Joking wrote:
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Have you always been an idiot or is it just a temporary thing? Sub-minimum wage? maybe we could also build them tiny dirt shacks to live in and then demand them to give us the best care possible! Hey what a great plan!
An idiot? Hardly. Just a small business owner who thinks poorly on American work ethics - or rather the lack of them. Why else do you think the federal government looks the other way as far as illegal immigration and workers goes? Do your really think Congress gives a rat's azz concerning the American working stiff? No, they do not. Congress critters do, however, listen intently to those of us business owners who donate thousands of dollars to their election & reelection campaigns and political action committees. And believe me when I tell you, with such a corrupt congress, American business owners certainly get their money's worth.

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