Over 6,500 nurses in hospitals around California, Arizona, Florida, and Illinois will strike today. The strike will mark the first ever nurse strike in Arizona, and the first hospital registered nurse strike in Florida's history.
Nurses who are part of the National Nurses United union are asking for better nurse retention and nurse-to-patient ratios.
"The strike is first and foremost about patient care and patient advocacy," Dominique Hamilton, a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Arizona, said. "We want the hospital to invest in the nursing staff, and we want to have more input into the recruitment and retainment of experienced [registered nurses]."
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