EDITOR: I work in the OR at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and, along with the registered nurses, I am part of the team that provides care for patients when they need it most.
All of us — registered nurses, techs and clerical staff — are proud of the work we do as Sonoma County's trauma center.
We support our registered nurse colleagues, who are part of the Staff Nurses Association, in their efforts to reach a fair contract that maintains their professional standards.
It is unfortunate that the hospital is threatening to unfairly lock out the nurses in the event that they strike today and Wednesday.
As we saw in the dispute between the NFL and the referees, replacement workers cannot do the work of experienced professionals on the football field or in a hospital.
All of us hope that Memorial management agrees to a fair contract with our nurses to avoid this strike and unfair lockout.
Surgical technician, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
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