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Sutter Health nurses stage one day strike at 7 hospitals

Original post made on Jul 5, 2012

Several thousand Bay Area Sutter Health registered nurses at seven hospitals participated in a one-day strike Tuesday to highlight a contract dispute over nurse benefits that has spanned nearly a full year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 7:47 AM


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Posted by union poor
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 5, 2012 at 7:52 am

"..on average, full-time RNs earn more than $130,000 annually with the option of choosing either 100 percent employer-paid
benefits or low-cost health benefits with an employer-paid pension plan."
Bet details like these really garner a lot of sympathy from patients negatively impacted by yet another union labor walkout. They don't appear selfish at all....they just want their fair share.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 5, 2012 at 8:24 am

What the loonberal lefty news source does'nt mention is that Sutter needs to eliminate nurses jobs. Because thats best for the patients. Part of that will be consolidating hospitals and emergeansy wards so that local injuries can be hellicopted across the state to find the best patient-fitted emergeansy ward. If your patriotic flag waving child gets hit by a car, instead of taking him to a "well" staffed local emergeansy treatment center, they call in a hellicopter and then 45-50 minutes later, vooalla, you're kid is at another hospital. This reduces patiant expenses.

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Posted by union pilot
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

Troll, what have you got against union pilots making a living? Can't all us union ho's get along? After all, we all want the same thing.....more and more of whatever we can get at the expense of those non-union heathens.

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Posted by Mr. Mittens
a resident of another community
on Jul 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I am in complete agreement with "union pilot" and other patriotic Americans who can see through the transparency of union me-me-me antics. It's unfortunate that the unions and their unpatriotic members can't take a page out of my book. Instead of clamoring for a living wage, they should just sock a few millions in offshore bank accounts, Swiss banks, and funnel a few million more into the wife's "blind" trusts. Before you know it -- but nobody else will -- your 38 million estimated wealth is closer to 250 million. Calling the union ho's ho's is really soooo appropriate. They should be more like my chaste and virtuous wife and simply stay home and preside over their husband's "blind" trusts.