The largest nursing-home worker strike in US history.
It started when a few nurses at Temple University Hospital told stewards that they weren’t being paid for their experience.
The 3,000 workers had three days of strikes under their belts already by June 21, when they began an open-ended period of strikes.
The immediate sticking point is health insurance, but this is also a showdown over nurses’ power on the job.
“Nurses will never be silent in the face of attacks on their rights to advocate for public health and safety, or their right to form unions and act…
Follows Global Day of Action with 100,000 RNs demanding highest safeguards, contrast to hospital industry’s failure to act.
About 18,000 California nurses will walk out of the job as a means to pressure Kaiser into providing adequate Ebola training and equipment.