Registered nurses at Tenet-affiliated, St. Joseph’s, and St. Mary’s Hospitals in Tucson, will hold one-day strikes Sept. 20. These are the first strike actions ever held by registered nurses in the state of Arizona.
In her everyday life, Lori Barmore is a trauma-room nurse at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. When she isnâ€™t working her 12-hour shifts helping shooting, stabbing and accident victims, she is a Chandler wife and mom. She also helps Third World countries after disasters. Since 2010, she also has volunteered in Haiti and Guatemala. When RN Response Network, a unit of National Nurses United, contacted her after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on Nov. 20, she did not hesitate to go.
RNRN/NNU nurses just returned from a deployment providing medical assistance at the 70th annual Navajo Nation fair in Window Rock, Arizona. Our team consisted of RNs from California, Colorado, Louisiana and Oregon.