Nurses call for 'Robin Hood Tax'

Workday Minnesota, May 21, 2012 Chicago - More than 3,000 nurses and activists gathered at Daley Plaza to rock out with musician Tom Morello and call for a tax on financial speculation - a Robin Hood tax. This small sales tax on Wall Street trades could raise up to $350 billion a year to fund health care and other needs. “It's time for Wall Street to start paying what all the rest of us pay,” Karen Higgins, RN, told a cheering crowd, many wearing red nurse scrubs and green Robin Hood caps. Higgins, who works as a registered nurse in Boston, is co-president of National Nurses United, the country’s largest registered nurses’ union, which organized the rally, held in Chicago on Friday. ... Nurses