In the news: DC Nurses to Vote on Work Stoppage

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, August 2, 2010

More than 1,600 registered nurses at the 900-bed Washington Hospital Center, the largest non-profit hospital in the Washington, DC, area will vote over the weekend on whether to go on strike, reports Janice Simmons for HealthLeaders Media.

At issue is the hospital's decision last winter to fire 18 nurses and discipline several more following severe snow storms in the region.

The nurses union is as asking that the dismissed nurses be brought back. If that occurs, the strike will be cancelled, they say. If the nurses vote to strike, they will stop work on a selected date for a 24-hour period. The result of the nurses' one-day strike vote will be announced on Monday.

Source: HealthLeaders Media

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