I watched a news report this morning on a nurse's strike at two hospitals in Long Beach - Long Beach Memorial and Miller's Children's Hospital. According to the report the nurses have an average salary of $93,000 a year and one of the major points of contention is they're being asked to pay an additional $18 per paycheck for health care.
$18 a paycheck.
We currently pay over $500 per month for our family's healthcare through my wife's employer.
Get back to work, nurses, or find something else to do.