Local nurses picketing outside hospital - video

Devon Dolan, KNDO/KNDU, July 28, 2011 Pasco - Some local nurses and healthcare workers are speaking out about a proposed health plan that would slash some of their benefits. Lourdes Medical Center is trying to negotiate a union contract with their nurses, but some don't agree to the terms. Thursday a handful of Lourdes employees picketed at the hospital. They say the new contract would hurt their Extended Illness Bank.  The EIB is for people who have a catastrophic event. They can get full-time paid leave for up to 14 weeks. The problem is for the past few years the state said employees could also leave for sick family members. ... Local