June 29 Bargaining Update (Flyer)

30 Jun

12 Responses to “June 29 Bargaining Update (Flyer)”

  1. lisa June 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Let the nurses vote on the new proposals before they strike. This is their livelihood on the line, shouldn’t they get a say?!?!

    • Someone Who Cares June 30, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

      IN RESPONSE TO lisa—–We nurses are looking out for the lively hood of our patients and our profession!! There are no “NEW” proposals, it is the same crap from the hospitals from before, nothing has changed. We nurses are standing our ground and fighting for the well being and lives of patients (which could become your brother, sister, mother, father etc.) . This is peoples lives we are talking about and should not be compromised and taken lightly. We as nurses are well informed of the negotiations and what is being proposed. We are going into a strike knowing why we are doing this!! We will stand Proud and Unified until we can get safe staffing and patient care!!!

  2. Diane June 30, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    The opposing web site doesn’t pass the smell test. While there are plenty of nurses that agree with the site’s intent, the organizers are too quick to edit. And suddenly they are all about respect and dignity. Weren’t singing that tune in the Strib comments. Seems to me they are totally playing nurses who don’t want to strike. You really ought to figure out how to identify who’s behind this thing.

    http://nostrikefornurses.wordpress.com/

  3. confused June 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    Where can I see the actual proposals that the MNA and the hospitals made?

  4. Lady RN July 1, 2010 at 3:12 am #

    Diane–I totally agree that the opposing web site is a joke. I think there are 2 of Maureen Schriner’s PR cronies sitting at their desks across from each other making up random names and commenting back and forth…and maybe 5 or so other nurses who are planning to cross. After our nurse’s meeting today, I feel so much better because it’s apparent how united we actually all are. There were so many of us there that half of us spilled out into the parking lot for our own meeting! So, it doesn’t really matter what these fake commentators say on this site or on that site. They aren’t damaging to us, just annoying, but at least easy to spot. We talk to each other, we talk to our reps, and we know the truth. We are all in this together!

  5. ANW 1976 July 1, 2010 at 4:30 am #

    The hospitals’ said they’d leave the pension alone AND wanted to collaborate to determine a better staffing method based upon ACUITY. Isn’t that what makes most sense?! I would much rather have an assignment that was determined by acuity rather than a black & white number. We’ve been complaining for years that we charge RNs should get to determine our staffing numbers based upon how ‘heavy’ the patient loads (and family members!) can be rather than following a grid based upon census.
    So- with the pension proposal off the table and an offer to explore staffing based upon acuity, what is there to strike about?? PLEASE LET US VOTE ON OFFERS LIKE THESE MNA. That was not your call to make on our behalf.

  6. Janet Etten July 1, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Do not believe what the TCH are stating in their emails. They are not being truthful. They are not being honest. As difficult as this is to believe…..they are using broadcast emails to spread their propaganda which is less than an honest account of the true negotiation process. Question their authority. Do not trust the media to give an accurate account. Much of the story is lying on the editing floor. In spite of a concerted effort by Nurses to tell our story……the media continue to be more concerned with their ratings than communicating the whole picture of these challenged negotiations.

  7. Lady RN July 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    Ummm…last I checked, the whole pension thing had a 45 minute deadline with strings attached. How exactly were we suppose to vote on this? Now it’s back to the same old offers. And the staffing thing was related to setting up a taskforce, one that had been tried in the past and failed. Who needs a taskforce? We have 12,000 experienced nurses telling the TCH what we need to make healthcare better but they won’t listen. Plus, they gutted our current contract completely. Nothing has changed so tell me again, what exactly do we need to vote on???

  8. Claudia July 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Could you please post the exact proposals/take-backs/concessions from both MNA and the hospitals? No summaries but word-for-word, including the contingencies. Most nurses have never seen the actual proposals etc. We are all educated people and should have a chance to see what it is EXACTLY that we are fighting and what it is EXACTLY that the hospitals are fighting. Thanks for the consideration.

  9. Beatrix K. July 3, 2010 at 3:05 am #

    SCABS: Know thyself. Here is one of your proud minions. http://www.warmchocolatemilk.com
    Her motivation for betraying her profession:

    “As I stood there in my scrubs, waiting for the security guard that would escort me into the building. I felt a bit like one of those chicks in the bikinis on the good girls gone wild videos. I wanted to scream, throw my arms above my head and spin around, or something (thankfully I was able to contain myself).”

    How pathetic can you get?

    • MNA RN July 3, 2010 at 7:13 am #

      To Beatrix K:

      Yea… that’s pretty darn pathetic. But, what do you expect from a SCAB?

    • MNA RN July 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

      To Beatrix K:

      Just another fine example of SCAB mentality…
      Her entire blog sounds like: “I’m soooooooooo in love with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” “I’m a SCAB but I don’t care ’cause I’m soooooooooooooooo in love with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…” She did it for the money, straight up. There’s a name for that kind of profession and mentality: SCAB or the other name that is a bit longer and starts with a “P…..”
      She stabs her fellow RNs in the back and prolongs the process of negotiations, she impacts the hardships of the people that walk the line for a reason. And she hides the true motivation and rationalization under the guise of: “I did it for the patients…” B.S. she did it for her own selfish motivations. There is nothing noble about being a SCAB. There are replacement and traveling nurses that refuse to work as a SCAB… they have integrity and morals. To the “others'” well, they already know the words to sing: “I’m soooooooooooooooooo in love with meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

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