Why patients need nurses unions
Annie writes with some force that I have completely misinterpeted her post. Obviously I did not read carefully and posted in haste. My apologies.
How insightful then, to find deeply buried in the local Long Island page of the New York Times, at least one admission that this is how nursing is endured, and that employers and many in the “justice” (snort) system practiced outright slavery.
But in a strongly worded ruling, a state appeals court, the Appellate Division in Brooklyn, has barred District Attorney Thomas J. Spota from prosecuting the nurses. The court said that he joined with their employers in forcing them into “involuntary servitude” by using criminal sanction to require them to work against their will, thus violating the nurses’ constitutional rights under the 13th Amendment.
The Jan. 13 ruling also said the district attorney violated the First Amendment rights of the lawyer who advised the nurses by prosecuting him for conspiracy.
What I cannot figure out is why politicians can't work out that all the campaign dough in the world is not going to protect them from the effects of this when their time comes.
cannot find link to online edition