ARH Strike Talks End Until After Holiday

The talks concerning the ARH strike have ended at the Governor's Mansion. Governor Joe Manchin met with both sides Wednesday morning.

Nurses across Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky have been on the picket lines for over a month.

The talks concerning the ARH strike have ended at the Governor's Mansion. Governor Joe Manchin met with both sides Wednesday morning.

Nurses across Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky have been on the picket lines for over a month.


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  • by jen Location: Hazard on Nov 28, 2007 at 11:36 PM
    jackson, was thirty some years ago, I drove from Hazard to Jackson to work nrs. home, because the nurses made more money there. ARH unionized with nurses, then they made better money here in Hazard. So I see unions as a good thing, and maybe you would be making more if you were union. Working conditions, staffing, epuipment, everything would be even worse without the union at ARH. Guess you would have to work there to really know that. who get the blame when something goes wrong, when they say do the best you can do, we don't have nobody to send. nurses earn their money. The strike isn't about the money. people are so against people, they are willing to believe a corporation.
  • by rn on strike Location: hazard picket line on Nov 25, 2007 at 08:39 PM
    If you are not on the picket line, you have no idea what we are going through. ARH does what the Yessin group tells them to say at negotiations. They are unwilling to negotiate, and have been from the start. We will stand strong for better patient care and better staffing. I have been proud of being a nurse and love taking care of my friends. Please, I am asking everyone to pray for us to be able to settle this soon.
  • by dazed and confused Location: on the picket line on Nov 24, 2007 at 06:50 PM
    i don't know where this salary comes from..unless of course they have worked for arh for thirty years...i have worked for them for seven years and my salary is around 48,000..i dont know anybody that makes kind of money...not even supervisors...
  • by confused Location: arh on Nov 24, 2007 at 06:41 PM
    why do people keep criticizing the nurses on strike? they keep talking about their pay. these nurses have 3-5 years of college invested in their careers..they deserve their pay..you can't take people off from the street to take care of patients and if you could, would you want them too?.i'm sorry if the pay offends you..hazard community college accepts students everyday..you could be a nurse too...i don't hear anyone criticizing lawyers,judges and such..the next time you take your poor sick mother to the hospital and the nurse sits at her bedside, i hope you remember your harsh words..the people you are criticizing are your family and neighbors, not the bad guys!!!!
  • by topper Location: jackson on Nov 24, 2007 at 12:02 PM
    i think if those nurses had to work in the jackson hospital where the ratio is 8 or 9 patients per nurse and the pay is well below their arh pay they would thank god for their jobs, i thank they should not be let come back to work and the union should run out of the great state of ky. they are nothing be trouble makings.
  • by rj Location: cannon on Nov 22, 2007 at 09:26 PM
    i think thay should be thankful to have a job .must people would love to make the money thay make or have the job thay have.people think every thing should be giveing to them.so thay should try being thankful
  • by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2007 at 04:20 PM
    Hang in there Nurses I agree with you l00% about pt.and nurse ratio only floor working nurses understand how hard it to take care of 6 pts. Its absolutely too many to provide proper care too. With so many pt. no one gets the care they deserve you are forced to cut too many corners that makes for very unsafe conditions and very poor nursing care.
  • by bob Location: campton on Nov 22, 2007 at 12:04 PM
    I agree with you, amen, ark stick to your guns and freeze these lazy nurses out, I'm willing to bet the nurses will cave in and take the offer, if it i still on the table. did you see the salary range, $47,000.00 60,000.00 dollars,if they can't live on that, then I have no pity on them, as i live on 21,000. ayear.
  • by gotfamily Location: Cumberland on Nov 22, 2007 at 12:38 AM
    I am so upset that ARH would even consider a 90 day cooling off period. Let these lazy and sorry RNs stay on the picket line all winter. There is a few good ones on the picket line, but very few. I am so sick of hearing them talk they won't have money for this or for that. I think everyone of them new there was a strike upcoming and why didn't they save their money for that. Don't tell me they don't make enough to save, if not then they can't manage their money or living way beyond their means. ARH stick with your guns, don't let W VA's governor tell you what to do.

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