Replacement Nurses at the Ready

nursepatientgeneric Replacement Nurses at the Ready

It’s believed 2,000 to 3,000 replacement nurses are standing by to staff 14 Twin Cities hospitals affected by a 24-hour strike on Thursday. The walkout by 12,000 RNs is expected to begin at 7 am. Replacements have told the news media they’ll earn around $1600 for their services – on top of expenses. The replacements have been flown in from states as far as Florida and have undergone training for the past few days. Key issues in the dispute are staffing levels and pensions. The hospitals are giving reassurances that operations will continue with only minor disruptions.

  • Dorothy Billings

    I am with the nurses….have any of you been hospitalized lately? If you have, you will notice the lack of care. Buzzers going too long – if you don’t have a family member there at all times you could die. The hospitals don’t have anything going for them. The nurses do.

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