Nurses union buses in outsiders to overpower counter-protesters

Posted by Olivia Grady on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Permalink

Emily Leayman, Contributor for the Washington Examiner, wrote an article, "Nurses union buses in outsiders to overpower counter-protesters" that was published by the Washington Examiner on February 15, 2017. The article was about the nurses' union, National Nurses United, attempting to unionize nurses at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD.

The union held a protest on February 13, 2017 at the hospital to encourage nurses to support it.

The only problem was that there were few nurses in the protest. Mostly they were union activists as Ms. Leayman writes:

At first glance, nurses from Montgomery County, Md., have created a sizable grassroots effort to unionize. More than 50 turned out at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring on Monday to rally in the cold.

But it was the anti-union nurses that appeared truly grassroots.

Not even half of the pro-union participants sported Holy Cross IDs or nurses' scrubs. While some were former Holy Cross nurses, others have worked for AFL-CIO, AFCSME, Teamsters and the Democratic National Convention, according to the rally's Facebook event.

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