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  •  not exactly (1+ / 0-)
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    This money was offered through a staffing agency.  So the staffing agency is the one providing the expenses and not the hospital.  Who knows how much the facility is really paying.

    It may be a shock, but these guys aren't as dumb as you may think.  They know how much this may cost and what the risks may be.  

    •  Sorry, you are wrong (5+ / 0-)

      The agency pays the expenses, not the hospital? The agency bills the hospital for everything, I've seen the contracts for similar strikes.

      The hospital pays the bills not because they are dumb, because they are a business, not that much different from any other big corporation than they do about their patients or their employees.

      They pay the bills because they care more about money - profits (or "excess revenue" in a nominally "non-profit" hospital) and power over their nurses and other employees.

      They pay the cost because they think it is worth it to take a hard line in bargaining to demand gag clauses to silence nurses from exposing exposing unsafe conditions  and to demand massive concessions.

      And, too bad if safe patient care, or retention of experienced, career RNs are collateral damage along the way

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