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subject ~ Abbotts Strike
message ~

Well Abbott's Strike sucks, compared to ours. They are not even making lunch or supper for their picketers! Well I remember we always served meals.
I don't know who paid for it? Did it come out of AMFAs budget? But we always had meat, and meals, for our picketers. Brats and Hamburgers. Casseroles, soups, Chille.. They should have Bratts!
Well, all I want to say, is you should all be very proud of yourselves, for what a good strike, we put on.
Sorry, I guess though I am officially, a member of the MNA, and not AMFA, I am more proud of AMFA!!
If anyone you want to come out and help, they are having a big party on Saturday Oct first. Guess it is Red October. It is in the park, across, the street from Abbott Northwestern. Bring food, if you can, preferably meat or cheese. Wear something red. Everyone's invited!!
They didn't help a lot with the mechanics strike. I think they did donate $10,000 to you, but they could have donated much more, and they should have!!! Their Bad . Cause what happened to you, is now, just happening to them in return!!! They are just dumb!
They did put it on the front page of their website, for quite a long time, that they endorsed the Mechanics, and they encouraged members of the MNA, to support AMFA.
Well sometimes I get confused, about what Union I am in. I was talking, to the President Union leader, of Methodist the other day, And I said I was in the Mechanics strike . I was filing a grievance. He was like, confused also. He was like, "What? Are you a nurse or a mechanic? "
Well sometimes my speaking skills, aren't so good.
But as I said before, I was a part of the mechanics strike, my husband had to leave out of state, to look for work, we had 5 kids. But he never crossed. He asked me to picket in his place, so I did.
Well I am very proud of having been part of the Mechanics Strike! And you guys, mean more to me, then even my nurse sisters. So I guess that is why, sometimes, I just say, I was in the mechanics strike. And "our" strike was better was better than "yours", At least we made supper every night!


Submission date ~ 09-29-2016
subject ~ Paided!
message ~

NWA told the pilots that if they honored our strike, they were going to dump there pension into the PBGC !
NWA was going to sell that to the bankruptcy judge!
Look what happened to united pilots! They lost half there pension and alpa was not going down that road again!
Don't forget NWA paided the IAM 3 million, which went into the iam pension fund to help take use down knowing full well that they would deal with the IAM later!

"Paided" ?

Submission date ~ 09-28-2016
subject ~ Al
message ~

I cant believe He came up from Ron Towards desk.

Submission date ~ 09-28-2016
subject ~ USA! USA! USA!
message ~

What do you think about the nurses strike?
I think they should just "pull out", and accept whatever next contract offer they get from Allina.
They might feel f**ked over by it, but at least, they can regroup, and think of a new strategy. Their, (Our) contracts only last for three years!!
And they won't end up giving birth, to a kid, they don't really want to have, i.e., a devil child like the offspring of Steenland himself!

Sorry, I don't usually talk like this, I am a nurse, and we are are supposed to be polite about what we say. (don't tell anyone) my union would be upset. But I have been married to a mechanic, for a long time, I guess I talk like him, when I get upset.

Well, I think the Nurses union, is loosing this strike big time !! I think they should just quit this battle, and regroup, for the next one. Did you read the paper today, about how great Dr Penny Wheeler is???
She is in bed with Steenland, for sure.

Now that's a good American attitude. I have never been as disgusted with the American worker as I have been for the last 15 years. NEVER willing to fight for anything. The comments I see elsewhere is that the nurses should accept the "same benefits we have had to put up with." Every time, this sets the benchmark lower and lower for all workers. At the same time Americans have been brainwashed into thinking that if you criticize the wealthy you are waging "class warfare." Keep them paycheck to paycheck and in debt up to their eyeballs and they have no choice.

You have American citizens willing to travel and live halfway across the country to take the jobs of strikers, even if temporary. There is no feeling of unity or trying to protect ones class. Just do whatever bidding the corporation wants. And then admire the wealthy even though their wealth came off the backs of American workers paying more for health insurance.

I am doing everything I can to stay away from these work environments. Good luck dealing with scab behavior.   444

Submission date ~ 09-28-2016
subject ~ The movie Sully
message ~

I just got back from watching the movie Sully. Just happy there were no scabs on board. Shoving, pushing and trampling over women and children in order to save themselves.

Submission date ~ 09-27-2016
subject ~ Nurses Strike
message ~

Nurses Strike
message ~

What do you think about the nurses strike?
I think they should just "pull out", and accept whatever next contract offer they get from Allina.
They might feel f**ked over by it, but at least, they can regroup, and think of a new strategy. Their, (Our) contracts only last for three years!!
And they won't end up giving birth, to a kid, they don't really want to have, i.e., a devil child like the offspring of Steenland himself!

Sorry, I don't usually talk like this, I am a nurse, and we are are supposed to be polite about what we say. (don't tell anyone) my union would be upset. But I have been married to a mechanic, for a long time, I guess I talk like him, when I get upset.

Well, I think the Nurses union, is loosing this strike big time !! I think they should just quit this battle, and regroup, for the next one. Did you read the paper today, about how great Dr Penny Wheeler is???
She is in bed with Steenland, for sure


As a Honorable Ex-NWA Striker, I agree with you. Your strike has lasted 4 weeks now, and the hospitals are still running and admitting new patients. There are nurse scabs and nurse replacement scabs. In a few more weeks the Hospitals will make the Nurse replacement scabs permanent, and then there will be many striking nurses that don't have jobs to go back to.

Your employer is screwing the nurses over. They make their decisions based on the best interests of the shareholders not the employees That is why they want the nurses to pay more for their health insurance. The hospitals would remain profitable even if the accepted the unions demands, but that would mean less money for the executives and the shareholders.
I hope that you have good union leaders, that know when it is time to cut your losses and save what they can for their union members.
Good luck, it seems from the outside that the nurses need the other employees at the hospitals to unionize and join in next time you strike. If you can't shut the hospital down when you strike then don't bother. Before you know it, your union leaders will be telling you to move on and find other jobs because you wouldn't want to go back to work next to a bunch of scabs anyways. The hospital executives have gotten a hold of the NWA strike contingency playbook, which lays out the effective plan to crush a union and win a strike. I hope your strike doesn't end up causing all of the Honorable nurses to lose their jobs.

Submission date ~ 09-27-2016
subject ~ faking deaths
message ~

The scabs are faking there death by posting on here. In a method to prevent their choices that resulted in them being slime from being exposed.

Last known- Paul Brent is happily living in the phoenix area.

Submission date ~ 09-27-2016
subject ~ It might be Kepple, but
message ~

When the wind is just right, I smell fat girls.

I don't think Brent died. Where When How? We need proof.


Submission date ~ 09-27-2016
subject ~ Strikes in Europe
message ~

If the pilots struck with us NWA would have caved. But, we don't live in Europe, there is no solidarity in the U.S.

Agreed! We went to Europe two summers ago. There were big strikes going on with the Subway, "Metro" as it is called there. And the outlining commuter trains.

The Unions there, actually had the power , to shut down traffic, under the city of Paris!

Well, you don't see something like that in the USA!
I was scared, when we got stuck down, about three levels down, in the subway systems, and the metro stopped. Well, Paris is an old city, and their subway system is is centuries old. And then they have those Catacombs things.
Well, my daughter Ashley, was there with us at the time. I was glad, cause she led us out of the bottom, of the metro station, and out into the streets, and eventually to see the Eiffel Tower.
Which was our destination.

We had to climb up lots of stairs, from Le Metro, and walk quite a long ways.

Well, I agree, strikes are better in Europe! If they can stop tourists, from seeing the Eiffel tower, they have some power.

I wasn't upset with the Metro drivers. I was actually kind of pleased with them, after all we went through w AMFA. I was just a little scared, and I was glad Ashley, was there, she grew up
having flight benefits from NWA, and she flew a lot, and she is a good world traveler.


Submission date ~ 09-26-2016
subject ~ Nurses Strike
message ~

What do you think about the nurses strike?
I think they should just "pull out", and accept whatever next contract offer they get from Allina.
They might feel f**ked over by it, but at least, they can regroup, and think of a new strategy. Their, (Our) contracts only last for three years!!
And they won't end up giving birth, to a kid, they don't really want to have, i.e., a devil child like the offspring of Steenland himself!

Sorry, I don't usually talk like this, I am a nurse, and we are are supposed to be polite about what we say. (don't tell anyone) my union would be upset. But I have been married to a mechanic, for a long time, I guess I talk like him, when I get upset.

Well, I think the Nurses union, is loosing this strike big time !! I think they should just quit this battle, and regroup, for the next one. Did you read the paper today, about how great Dr Penny Wheeler is???
She is in bed with Steenland, for sure.

Submission date ~ 09-26-2016
subject ~ Cilibrasi, a day one scabule
message ~

I would wish the worst on Cilibrasi but what the hell, he is already trash. Just my opinion but from what I knew of him he was about as much of a bottom feeder as one could get. Low rent! He is too ignorant to have had the balls to hang with men. The easy way was to go on in to work. A sense of character and integrity, hell what is that!!!

Submission date ~ 09-26-2016
subject ~ Tampa Bay Scabs
message ~

James Drummond, Manual Alonzon, Stephan Keppel. A small station with it's share of mindless morons. To this day it seems odd that a die hard iam supporter [alonzo], an equally die hard amfa supporter [keppel, were scabs with drummond. But erase the misplaced loyalties and recalling the work ethic and well they were just as dumb as dummond, lol.

Submission date ~ 09-25-2016
subject ~ History
message ~

The only union that promised to help AMFA at NWA was the Flight Attendants. NWA put the pressure on them and they folded.
ALPA never promised us anything. The IAM hated AMFA, they wanted the strike to fail, and they helped NWA crush our strike.
Our union leaders stated many times that we would be on our own for the strike. They knew it we knew it. If people believed we needed other unions' support to prevail, we should have waited till the other unions committed to support us by doing sympathy strikes. If the pilots struck with us NWA would have caved. But, we don't live in Europe, there is no solidarity in the U.S.

Submission date ~ 09-25-2016
subject ~ Mike the scab Cilibrasi
message ~

Hey a big shout out and FU to scab of the day list Mike Cilibrasi. Had 26 years seniority and didn't save enough money to rub two nickels together. Scrounged all the over time he could get, still became a filthy scab on the 1st day of our strike. His excuse from what I heard: "I looked for work out there, there wasn't any" Well I almost have to give him that one. Any potential employer could take one look at the fat disgusting unkempt slob and see they weren't going to get much work out of him. That's if he really DID look for work. NAH I don't think so either. Just another betraying scab slob too lazy to stick with men. Cilibrasi, you are where you belong, with a bunch of other pricks.

Submission date ~ 09-25-2016
subject ~ Scab dude Comstock
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You can take one look at that mug and see that he is a scab...

Submission date ~ 09-25-2016
subject ~ unions promising to help amfa
message ~

Metal should be mettle. Look it up.

You have problems.

Submission date ~ 09-25-2016
subject ~ Unions at nwa promised to help amfa!
message ~

What are you smoking gate keeper! NWA had every one payed off!

There were promises made, nobody followed through on those promises, why?  We will let you come to your own conclusions.  BTW, "payed" should be "paid".  Some unions were like the individual SCABS, talked tough, but when it came time to show their metal, they folded like a cheap suit.  One union in particular even helped the company achieve their goals by doing our struck work. 

Submission date ~ 09-24-2016
subject ~ comstock
message ~

loud mouth blow hard, or should I say (suck)


Submission date ~ 09-24-2016
subject ~ Comstock
message ~

The fat pig walrus face SCAB! Sorry to pigs for lowering your standards. Nuff said.

Submission date ~ 09-23-2016
subject ~ Willy
message ~

Geez, What a wad. I worked with him for years and although he had a big mouth, I didn't think he was completely made of jelly. What a tower of integrity.

Submission date ~ 09-23-2016
subject ~ A scab
message ~

Scabs!!! They just didn't have the balls, they just didn't have the balls.

Submission date ~ 09-23-2016
subject ~ Nurse Strike
message ~

I know the nurses union, didn't help you that much with the AMFA strike. They are arrogant and think they are so strong, but they are not!
Their BAD!!
I have a difficult time even myself, volunteering, for them cause I am still I still pissed at how little they helped you.

I went to them, myself, and asked them to help with the mechanics strike.
Well they did put it on their web site, that they endorsed the Mechanics union. And they had pictures, of striking Mechanics, on the the front page of their web site, for a time. I think they gave you a little bit of money, $10,000, I think it was, but seriously, that is a big union, and they could have, and should have given you $100,000.
They are dumb, and nearsighted! I knew then, what I know now, that what happened at the airport could happen next at the hospital!

Anyhow, I went down to Picket at Abbot today. I told them I was a nurse, that worked for a non striking hospital. I didn't tell them, about AMFA, cause I feared that would all give them justification to cross!!
They said, "If you want to help, you can give us money and food."
So I gave them $60, and then I went to Cub, and bought two trays, of Meat and Cheese, and brought it back to them. They were actually just plain hungry!!
Well they haven't set up cooking stations, like we did for the AMFA strike. That was great, don't you think??

Sincerely, Mechs wife.
Nurse.

Not knowing if this post is true, but we didn't need help from the Nurses union, we needed help from the unions on the NWA property at the time.  Some promised, but none came through.

Submission date ~ 09-22-2016
subject ~ Get serious!
message ~

How can you go on and on about pensions and the nurse's strike when Brad and Angelina are getting divorced?

Submission date ~ 09-21-2016
subject ~ See for yourself!
message ~

subject ~ Posting Pension Info Here is Appreciated
message ~

It's easy to be critical in the information age. The lamestream media will often post conflicting reports. I do however appreciate updated pension info being posted here.

But, are you sure the info is correct posted on this forum?



See for yourself!!!!!!!!

Delta Airlines, Inc.

United States Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K 2015
Access to the entire report: annualreports.com/company/delta-air-lines-incdeltaairlinesinc.2015 10K-(html)

The Northwest Airlines Pension Plan for Contract Employees, PN (plan number) ______ ,EIN (employer identification number) #________ , Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan (form 5500) for each Plan year (October 1 to September 30) is required to be made available to the Plan participants by the end of July of the following year. You can access these form 5500's at www.dol.gov/ebsa. Click on "EFAST2 Form 5500 Filing" which is in the right column of the EBSA (Employee Benefits Security Administration) homepage. To search for submitted 5500's, click on "Form 5500 Search". enter EIN: _________. enter PN : ___. Currently available are Form 5500's for years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015

for Plan year 2009, use calendar dates October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010

for Plan year 2010, use calendar dates October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011

for Plan year 2011, use calendar dates October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012

for Plan year 2012, use calendar dates October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013

for Plan year 2013, use calendar dates October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014

for Plan year 2014, use calendar dates October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 (latest)


You can get the plan number (PN) and the employer identification number (EIN) for the above from your Annual Funding Notice that you received at the end of last January, 2016. EXNWA will not allow the posting of the identification numbers.

Honorable 444



Submission date ~ 09-21-2016
subject ~ Reply
message ~

subject ~ reply
message ~

And if you think that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is going to be there for us, for all practical purposes, they are bankrupt.

Like I said; THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING!

Honorable 444. [ You are not the only one.]




Thank you for the intelligent discourse. Have another drink.

Submission date ~ 09-21-2016
subject ~ 1-888-714-0529 1-800-693-3582
message ~

subject ~ pension dept
message ~

Anyone know how to get a hold of delta's pension dept? I actually have to speak to a human. I resigned from nwa in Jan of 2006 after 20 yrs and knowing we were never gonna come back from the strike. Therefore I never got a PIN. Planning on filing in January.
Tkx
Paul


To gain access to NWA Contract Employee Pension Information June 2, 2016

1. dlnet.delta.com (DLET.DELTA.COM)

2. Login Authorized Users

3. Delta Extranet

username (user ID or user name: your 9-Digit PPR number (Primary
Pass Rider number), also known as Delta Passport ID or 9-Digit Delta
employee number. Questions-call 1-888-714-0529

password

4. Deltanet Home Page

5. click on HR (human resources)

6. click on Retirement

7. click on PMNW Pension (Premerger Northwest Pension)

8. under PMNW Contract Employees click on Summary Plan Description

9. contact information Page SMM-1

10. 1-800 My Delta
1-800-693-3582

Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm eastern timeFor


11. 5500 for PYE 9.30.2014 Summary Annual Report (SAR)
This report gives the latest breakdown of the plan assets, obligations and history.


Submission date ~ 09-21-2016
subject ~ pension dept
message ~

Anyone know how to get a hold of delta's pension dept? I actually have to speak to a human. I resigned from nwa in Jan of 2006 after 20 yrs and knowing we were never gonna come back from the strike. Therefore I never got a PIN. Planning on filing in January.
Tkx
Paul


Submission date ~ 09-21-2016
subject ~ Picket?
message ~

subject ~ Nurses strike
message ~

If any of you want to help out in the nurses strike, all you have to do is put on a red tea shirt and go down to Abott Northwestern, and picket for a little while. They would be glad to have your help! And it is good exercise. Who knows, you might make some new friends there!
Unity, United, and Mercy hospital are all also on strike.
People don't realize, how good health care is here in Minnesota. We have some of the best health care, in the nation! It is not just cause we have Mayo, or the U of Mn research hospital. But we have also always had, until now, a strong union. There were some very serious and long drawn out strikes, in the 1970s, and 1980s. As a result, our patient load went down by a third, and our salaries went up.
Well I know, cause my husband lost his job from the NWA carnage . We went looking to relocate.
He found a job in aviation in North Carolina. I was offered a job there, as a hospital nurse. But I had to take a 10 dollar an hour pay cut. From $27 an hour, to $17. And there the standard, was for a floor nurse, to take care of six patients, here it is four.
Well the president of Allina, was on the news, saying his goal was to bust the MNA!
The Minnesota Nurses Association! (Union).
He actually just said that on the news!

There isn't as much difference between being an airline Mechanic, and a bedside nurse, as one would think. As an airline Mechanic, you had the power, to ground a plane, if you thought it was unsafe to fly, before takeoff. And protect hundreds of lives. As a bedside nurse, you are the one administering medications to a patient. If a doctor, had a bad day, and ordered the wrong thing, you are as much to blame as they were.

It has happened. I know of a case, where a doctor ordered a Patient, to get a 3% normal saline infusion, instead of a 0.9% normal saline infusion, and the nurse administered it, and the patient died cause all the cells in his body just kind of swelled up , and he just died. The nurse got sued, lost her license, and her job.
I also know of a case, where a doctor ordered a Patient to get Plavix , Aspirin, and a Heparin drip, which are all blood thinners, and the patient bleed to death.

So anyhow, I am an Honorable wife, who volunteered, quite a bit for your strike. Partly, cause my husband asked me to, and partly also, cause I knew what happened at the airport, could probably next happen at the hospital.

I am very proud of you all!!! If anyone of you have free time, go picket at Abbott!

Love to you all!. Mechs wife!


Myself and many Honorable picketed for months. For the first few weeks we felt like we were making a difference. After that it was a great way to spend time together and still retain a sense of unity. But, that was about it. It had no effect on our strike. It didn't put more pressure on NWA, those executives and employees could care less about us standing out there holding picket signs, many of them walked or drove by shaking their heads wondering why we had not figured out it was a lost cause yet.
Here is the reality of your situation, if the hospitals can stay in business and find other nurses to care for their patients, and the doctors and other hospital employees keep showing up to work and doing their jobs, then the striking nurses are screwed.
It has been a few weeks since the strike was called, and sadly it looks like the hospitals are going to keep running without the striking nurses. It is time to look for jobs at other hospitals. Unfortunately, you striking nurses, just like us striking airline mechanics didn't have enough unity and power to force the executives to give in to our demands.
I wish you the best of luck! But, no matter how many people show up to picket it won't make a difference as long as there are scabs, replacement scabs and other labor groups that are still willing to work for those hospitals. We learned that lesson the hard way. It took 444 days to see the writing on the wall.

Submission date ~ 09-20-2016
subject ~ Nickson
message ~

Wayne Nickson
message ~

Scab creep! He had about 17 years seniority, give or take. He likes to portray himself as a mechanic who has been around awhile. As far as I am concerned he should have been "man enough" to have looked for other work. For anyone who had been around, and had a set of balls, it wouldn't have been a hard decision... turns out, just an old f**kin scab... with a big mouth


Let me add: A fat lard ass too lazy and inept to be anything other than a scab.


Submission date ~ 09-19-2016
subject ~ Nickson
message ~

looks like ten pounds of sh*t in a five gallon bucket. Horse head !!!!!


Submission date ~ 09-19-2016
subject ~ Wayne Nickson
message ~

Scab creep! He had about 17 years seniority, give or take. He likes to portray himself as a mechanic who has been around awhile. As far as I am concerned he should have been "man enough" to have looked for other work. For anyone who had been around, and had a set of balls, it wouldn't have been a hard decision... turns out, just an old f**kin scab... with a big mouth

Submission date ~ 09-19-2016
subject ~ NWA pensions were not dropped
message ~

The reason why NWA/Delta could not send the pension to the PBGC, is because when they borrowed money from the state during the LBO, the state put in the contract that they can't default on any Pensions. Its as simple as that. ( end of story )

Contracts are meant to be broken, as we have all learned from the past.

Submission date ~ 09-19-2016
subject ~ reply
message ~

And if you think that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is going to be there for us, for all practical purposes, they are bankrupt.

Like I said; THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING!

Honorable 444. [ You are not the only one.]



Submission date ~ 09-19-2016
subject ~ Posting Pension Info Here is Appreciated
message ~

It's easy to be critical in the information age. The lamestream media will often post conflicting reports. I do however appreciate updated pension info being posted here.

But, are you sure the info is correct posted on this forum?

Submission date ~ 09-19-2016
subject ~ re: scabs
message ~

scab
message ~

Being a scab comprises the lack of courage of a coward, the lack of morals of a deviant, the lack of conscious of a swindler and thief, the lack of responsibility of a shirker, and the lack of humanity of a narcissist.

Honorable 444


I certainly agree. In my opinion a scab is just above a pedophile.



Submission date ~ 09-19-2016
subject ~ I can still smell it down south
message ~

So if Brent's a dead scab, post the obituary. Inquiring minds want to know.

Submission date ~ 09-19-2016
subject ~ ~
message ~ ...


So you do not care if Delta Airlines fully funds our pension plan. So you do not care that our pension plan is only half funded. How about all of the honorable who have not even started collecting their pension, do you care that there will be enough money for their pension obligations? A fully funded pension fund has two primary benefits: it can have a better chance to withstand a bad economy, as we just went through, and it can earn more money, insuring the survival of the fund.

We have no union keeping tabs on the pension fund for us anymore. It is up to us now. I am informing the honorable of the situation so that they know the status of the pension fund.

Take a look at the Central States Pension Fund, and the Congressional Pension Reform Act of 2014 (public law #113-235). If there is insufficient funds for pension obligations, meaning underfunded pension plans, there will be corrective action taken. And if you think that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is going to be there for us, for all practical purposes, they are bankrupt.


quit your wining, it'll be there. Typically no company fully funds their pension fund, why should they? However if another Republican gets in and the economy turns to crap, who knows what's going to happen.

Chicken Little.

So Chicken Little knows everything about pensions? And he blames all things on Republicans? Here is a guy you want to turn to for financial advise, NOT

Submission date ~ 09-19-2016
subject ~ Nurses strike
message ~

If any of you want to help out in the nurses strike, all you have to do is put on a red tea shirt and go down to Abott Northwestern, and picket for a little while. They would be glad to have your help! And it is good exercise. Who knows, you might make some new friends there!
Unity, United, and Mercy hospital are all also on strike.
People don't realize, how good health care is here in Minnesota. We have some of the best health care, in the nation! It is not just cause we have Mayo, or the U of Mn research hospital. But we have also always had, until now, a strong union. There were some very serious and long drawn out strikes, in the 1970s, and 1980s. As a result, our patient load went down by a third, and our salaries went up.
Well I know, cause my husband lost his job from the NWA carnage . We went looking to relocate.
He found a job in aviation in North Carolina. I was offered a job there, as a hospital nurse. But I had to take a 10 dollar an hour pay cut. From $27 an hour, to $17. And there the standard, was for a floor nurse, to take care of six patients, here it is four.
Well the president of Allina, was on the news, saying his goal was to bust the MNA!
The Minnesota Nurses Association! (Union).
He actually just said that on the news!

There isn't as much difference between being an airline Mechanic, and a bedside nurse, as one would think. As an airline Mechanic, you had the power, to ground a plane, if you thought it was unsafe to fly, before takeoff. And protect hundreds of lives. As a bedside nurse, you are the one administering medications to a patient. If a doctor, had a bad day, and ordered the wrong thing, you are as much to blame as they were.

It has happened. I know of a case, where a doctor ordered a Patient, to get a 3% normal saline infusion, instead of a 0.9% normal saline infusion, and the nurse administered it, and the patient died cause all the cells in his body just kind of swelled up , and he just died. The nurse got sued, lost her license, and her job.
I also know of a case, where a doctor ordered a Patient to get Plavix , Aspirin, and a Heparin drip, which are all blood thinners, and the patient bleed to death.

So anyhow, I am an Honorable wife, who volunteered, quite a bit for your strike. Partly, cause my husband asked me to, and partly also, cause I knew what happened at the airport, could probably next happen at the hospital.

I am very proud of you all!!! If anyone of you have free time, go picket at Abbott!

Love to you all!. Mechs wife!

Submission date ~ 09-18-2016
subject ~ Paul Brent is alive and well
message ~

No good news- sorry still alive

Submission date ~ 09-18-2016
subject ~ scab
message ~

Being a scab comprises the lack of courage of a coward, the lack of morals of a deviant, the lack of conscious of a swindler and thief, the lack of responsibility of a shirker, and the lack of humanity of a narcissist.

Honorable 444

Submission date ~ 09-17-2016
subject ~ Reply
message ~

subject ~ Our pension plan
message ~

THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING LOL!

Chicken Little.


So you do not care if Delta Airlines fully funds our pension plan. So you do not care that our pension plan is only half funded. How about all of the honorable who have not even started collecting their pension, do you care that there will be enough money for their pension obligations? A fully funded pension fund has two primary benefits: it can have a better chance to withstand a bad economy, as we just went through, and it can earn more money, insuring the survival of the fund.

We have no union keeping tabs on the pension fund for us anymore. It is up to us now. I am informing the honorable of the situation so that they know the status of the pension fund.

Take a look at the Central States Pension Fund, and the Congressional Pension Reform Act of 2014 (public law #113-235). If there is insufficient funds for pension obligations, meaning underfunded pension plans, there will be corrective action taken. And if you think that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is going to be there for us, for all practical purposes, they are bankrupt.

Honorable 444

Submission date ~ 09-17-2016
subject ~ Striking nurse NWA husband.
message ~

God I feel for you. This shouldn't happen to any family twice. God love ya that you tried to warn your Union of what could happen ( seems history is going to repeat itself in this instance) but people don't learn or listen. They think they are more powerful than they really are. As long as there are greedy stupid scabs who care only about themselves it's almost impossible to win something like this. Very distressing to me to see this happening again. Do what I did. Find another career and make up your mind that you don't let these dirty pigs ruin your life. That's the best way to get back at them My best thoughts go out to you. To The Hospital and the scabs. F-you.

Submission date ~ 09-17-2016
subject ~ Nurse Strike
message ~

To the Honorable Striking Nurses, the hospitals have made it very clear to all of you that they do not value you or care if you stay working for them. You should not want to return to work for them. You will have to work next to a bunch of scabs and replacements.
Do yourselves a favor and move on to another hospital, one that values and respects you as employees and human beings. Or, just get out of the Health Care Industry altogether. You can work normal hours and not be so stressed out.
Many of us honorable NWA toiled away for years working crappy shifts, outside in terrible weather, working next to a bunch of scum that eventually became scabs. It is so much better working outside of aviation. I'm making more money, better hours, better coworkers and bosses. I'm so glad we had the guts to go out on strike. Otherwise I would probably
still be working at NWA. Looking back those Scabs and replacement scabs did us a favor. Life is so much better on the outside!

Submission date ~ 09-16-2016
subject ~ I cannot find one? He's still breathing my air?
message ~

Obit for Brent..
message ~

,,, or just a false promise


Submission date ~ 09-16-2016
subject ~ Our pension plan
message ~

THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING LOL!

Chicken Little.

Submission date ~ 09-15-2016
subject ~ Obit for Brent..
message ~

,,, or just a false promise.

Submission date ~ 09-15-2016

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