Nurses at Washington Hospital Center to Strike Tomorrow

"Well-behaved women seldom make history.” – author and historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, who has written on women’s labor history “We’re fed up. The nurses are tired. We’re going to take a stand,” said Lori Marlowe, a 12-year veteran nurse in the cardiac unit and a member of the negotiating team for the more than 1,600 nurses at Washington Hospital Center (WHC). Friday, nurses at D.C.’s largest hospital, who are represented by National Nurses United (NNU), are going on a 1-day strike. At a press conference on Tuesday, Mayor Vincent Gray said, “We don’t want this to happen.” Gray said he wanted “to see people treated fairly” and that he was talking with both union leadership and hospital management. Audio

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