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Blog spotlight: Washington, DC, nurses strike again

Nurse Leader Insider, March 7, 2011

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After almost a year of on-again, off-again contract talks and labor disputes over wages, benefits, staffing, and patient safety, nurses at the Washington Hospital Center—the region’s largest hospital—began a 24-hour strike on the morning of Friday, March 4.

Between 200 and 250 nurses picketed outside the hospital complex, chanting slogans and wearing red scrubs, the trademark color of National Nurses United, which represents the 1,600 nurses at Washington Hospital Center and is the nation’s largest nurses union.

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