The two previous blogs were written with the full understanding that I probably have the fewest readers right now. My blog readership has been steadily growing over the past year. I now get over 4,400 hits a week.
Since the week before Christmas, until now, the number of hits has dropped to 1,000 per week. I think a lot of my readers may do their reading at their desks at salaried jobs. Maybe?
Over Christmas the local California Nurses Union went on strike in San Francisco against the Sutter Hospitals. The union only negotiated for three hours before going on strike. What they wanted was a closed shop. One San Francisco hospital (Children's) is unionized and two aren't. Two others are staffed by nurses who left Children's and are anti-union. The union demands that the other two hospitals be forced to join the union.
Before going on strike the nurses at Children's hospital left open needles, unsafe drugs and unhygenic messes in every possible hidden spot .... knowing that a Medicare inspection was scheduled for the next day. Forget the safety of the patients.
That seems to be what a union can get decent people to do.