Nurses in union want whistle-blower law

A union official says it would allow nurses to feel free to speak about care.
Tim Higgins, Des Moines Register, October 19, 2005

Union officials representing Iowa nurses told state lawmakers Tuesday that some of their colleagues are afraid to talk about problems at hospitals for fear of losing their jobs.

They want a "whistle-blower" law to shield nurses who speak out publicly. They say such a law would help address a shortage in the profession. ... Nurses