Retrospective: Nurses walk the line

Charlotte Woolard, The Garden Island, December 31, 2006 Nurses walked out of Wilcox Memorial Hospital after contract negotiations broke down, setting up a picket line on June 24 that would last 126 days - longer than any other strike at the facility. Politicians, community members and union leaders paced the line with nurses, who called for the revision of the system by which the hospital determined staffing at the facility. The hospital stood its ground, with spokeswoman Lani Yukimura saying the staffing system met the needs of its patients. ... Retrospective