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  •  Scary story.What is Temple trying to (7+ / 0-)

    hide that makes this worthwhile to their hospital?

    If the hospital "wins" on this issue,what patient would want to use this facility? I understand that many of their patients feel they don't have the option to choose,but some will just vote with their feet. Additionally,the crippling temp. staffing costs & destroyed morale among returning nurses (of those who choose to return) are more barriers against a productive workplace post-strike.

    If the hospital "loses" on this issue,the black eye might actually heal quicker.

    If I were on the Temple Board,I would replace the 'negotiaters' who allowed Temple Hospital into this  nightmare,yesterday.

    "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

    by tardis10 on Thu Apr 01, 2010 at 02:13:25 AM PDT

    •  Exactly. The nurses have the interests of (6+ / 0-)

      their patients to protect first and foremost. I agree that the hospital board of directors should take notice here. The nurses are demonstrating community leadership and are trying to make Temple a safer place to receive care and a better place to work; one that attracts and retains the best nurses. Why, indeed, is Temple spending an unconscionable amount of money in an attempt to suppress, silence and demoralize nurses? The money the hospital is spending on unionbusting was reimbursement from government and private insurers to provide patient care. Is an investigation into misuse of funds in order here?

      That money should have been reinvested in improving patient care and the working conditions of the nurses who provide it!

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