'LIBERATION' in the Heartland

Hwang, Lucia
September 2004
Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p8
The article focuses on the conditions of medical care in Cook County, Illinois with special reference to the conditions of the 2000 registered nurses (RNs) on the county. In July 2003, these nurses finally started receiving hundreds of dollars in hard-fought back pay for overtime they had worked years before. Nurses filed suit against the hospital system in 1999 and won $4 million. In another development in a letter to Cook County RNs, Illinois Nurses Association acknowledged that the organization's legacy could be summed up as follows: lack of service, poor communication and failure to consistently stand up to management. INSET: Limp Language in INA Contracts.


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