After Five Years of No Pay Raises, VCHCA Gears up to Squelch Nurses’ Bargaining Power

In a recent article, officials of the Ventura County Healthcare Agency stated point blank that across the board pay raises will be out of the question for all County employees, while merit increases will remain in place. In their last contract, Nurses and Psych-techs took pay cuts that went beyond a shared sacrifice. Meanwhile, otherContinue reading “After Five Years of No Pay Raises, VCHCA Gears up to Squelch Nurses’ Bargaining Power”

A Matter of National Security

What would our country be like without its safety officers? We have great police, fire and military personnel securing our townships, counties and cities all over the United States. These heroes go recognized for the contributions they make for protecting our citizens across the nation.  As a public sector registered nurse for more than twentyContinue reading “A Matter of National Security”

“Cal-i-for-nia Here I Come, Right Back Where I Started From”

I can’t help but sing that old tune and simultaneously break out into a vigorous tap dance, my cane a-twirling.           With its melody I tip my straw hat and recall the ideals of my youth, when moving to California from New York meant entering an era of entitlement. It was the land where theContinue reading ““Cal-i-for-nia Here I Come, Right Back Where I Started From””