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1/09/2005

NURSES STRIKE ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL: 'THIS IS ALL LABOR'S FIGHT'

With the St. John’s Hospital nurses strike stretching on for weeks, the St. Louis labor community turned out in force to demonstrate solidarity behind these angels of mercy standing up for their right to be their patients' advocates--and to tell the hospital it will not break their union.

But as the nurses walked the picket lines, a larger issue loomed: The hospital's fight to destroy the nurses union is only the prelude to a larger effort in Missouri to castrate the ability of organized labor to represent its members. (MORE >>>)

Its going to take more coordinated efforts between different labor unions if we want to protect our jobs and secure our nation's future as a key player in the world's economy.

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