hi there folks. it is nice to be back on the blog. i have been gone for awhile.
anyway, i just wanted to talk about yesterday at city hall. i had been out on the picket line the night before til 4am... mostlly because i had watched the world series and didnt go in until it was over.anyway, i digress... i came in and immediately went to the board of supervisors hearing on the strike. the bleachers (benches) were filled to capacity and then some with people, mostly union and union supporters. i was so moved by the support in the room ...moved to tears. the nurses who spoke were wonderful, only this time i got to thank them all in person.i found out that some of them had been fired!!!!! for not crossing the picket line. it was eventually changed to a suspension, but really, WHAT A PAIN AND WHAT A DISGRACE!!! that i work for a company that would sink that low. sutter doesnt desearve to lick those nurses boots in my book.or my peers and strikers boots, for that matter. i am continually impressed by the solidarity of my coworkers.
another thing that impressed me was the letter that one of the rns read from venus, a patient who had to have a sub standard delivery because of the lack of decent staff.it made me cringe to hear the details of this story and others, that were related...one by one.
lets get this thing over and let us get our jobs back and let the patients get the excellent care that they deserve. oh, yeah, there is a rumbling in the air that brotman called the sup's and said he was working on a propsal. yeah, yeah thats it... a proposal... i will believe it when i see it.!!!
-- emily stone