Bargaining Update#3: Pain of Pandemic
Lorra Tibayan, RN, speaks of severe understaffing during her most recent shift at Sharp Chula Vista and how it triggered her PTSD from the pandemic—also her anger and humiliation when management had police remove her from hospital grounds recently for passing out the bargaining update—a clear violation of labor law.
“I used to BELIEVE we are all Sharp. I do not feel we are all Sharp in your eyes,” said Lorra, SPNN Chair Chula Vista. “We did everything that was asked of us. I represent Sharp daily as a solid, competent nurse who continues to give my whole heart every shift—despite the way they treat us. Countless times, my husband has seen me cry due to what I bring home. Heart-wrenching story after heart-wrenching story.”
Lorra has set the stakes in these negotiations: “I want people to stay. In order to keep quality nurses here, we’re going to have to make some drastic changes to this contract and pay scale. There is no other way around it.”
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