Monday, September 10, 2012
California nurses go on strike
The nurses in California are on strike. Here are some details:
$136,000 — the average annual pay for a full-time RN at a Sutter Health hospital with an open CNA contract
$105,000 — the average annual pay for RNs who choose to work part-time
Most nurses have the option of choosing a health plan with zero-monthly premiums for themselves and their dependents
$84,000 a year for life — what a 55 year old nurse who retires after 22 years of service will earn
All nurses receive a form of employer-paid retiree health care benefits. Most receive a spending account valued up to $35,000 to help cover the cost of premiums, medications, etc.
Nurses receive up to 40 paid days off a year to use for vacation, sick time and other personal uses.
Meanwhile, taxpayers pay for a murder to have a sex change:
And a woman get stung by a scorpion and get a $83,000 bill: