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NewsCAP: Should striking nurses be entitled to unemployment benefits?

Section Editor(s): Kennedy, Maureen Shawn MA, RN; Jacobson, Joy

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: May 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 5 - p 18
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000351492.84358.bb
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E-mail: shawn.kennedy@wolterskluwer.com

joy.jacobson@wolterskluwer.com

Should striking nurses be entitled to unemployment benefits? The New Jersey Supreme Court said yes in February, according to the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, because the strike (which lasted from 2004 to 2006) did not cause the nurses' workplace, Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro, a 259-bed nonprofit hospital, to "suffer a ‘stoppage of work.’" For more information, see the AFL–CIO blog (http://bit.ly/h5HlF).

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