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Nurses set to strike at Stanford, Packard hospitals starting April 25

Original post made on Apr 14, 2022

The union for nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals formally issued a strike letter to the hospitals on Wednesday, declaring their intention to walk off the job on April 25.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 4:43 PM

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 14, 2022 at 11:09 am

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Replacement nurses = scabs.

What a shame poor Stanford is so broke from buying up properties all over the state and removing them from the tax rolls to pay the nurses what they deserve and to give the patients they care for which they pay so handsomely,

Why you'd think their endowment is suffering from the way they plead poverty -- cutting sports, endangering patients and nurses.

So looking forward to hearing their spin on the number of nurses planning to quit into a testament to their generous and caring management. Let's hear them praise the nurses for GIVING their all in another full page ad! Disgusting.

Posted by Me 2
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 14, 2022 at 4:24 pm

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"The Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA)"

An unfortunate acronym these days.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 15, 2022 at 10:41 am

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"CRONA said the hospitals' strong financial standing is an opportunity and reason to invest in their nurses to enable sustainable careers. In a recent financial disclosure, the hospitals reported their joint operating surplus increased by $676 million in 2021, and reported a combined revenue of $8.3 billion.

"Stanford and Packard were also some of the biggest recipients nationally of federal aid, with Stanford Health Care receiving $410 million for the Fiscal Year ending in August 2021, in addition to $135 million for the Fiscal Year ending in August 2020, for a total of $545 million."

Heavens! Poor, impoverished Stanford. Time for a fund-raising bake sale??

Posted by Enough
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 15, 2022 at 11:06 am

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I have heard that Stanford is offering the traveling nurses $15,000 a week to work during the strike. This sounds incredibly ridiculous. With the nurses are asking for and their next contract is not unreasonable and includes things like mental health care which they need very badly after the last two years. Stanford's really willing to spend that kind of money to try to force the nurses who do such a great job in this signing a contract that doesn't give them the things they need? That just goes to show how horrible Stanford leadership can be, not just in the nurses but to the community as well.

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