Frequently Asked Questions
If my facility is unionized or undergoing a union campaign, when should I contact U.S. Nursing regarding the services they offer?
The sooner you contact U.S. Nursing, the better. By contacting one of our representatives early, we will provide you with thorough information regarding the services we offer and how we can assist during your labor negotiations.
Why should I use U.S. Nursing?
Since 1989, U.S. Nursing has staffed or helped to avert more than 95 percent of all healthcare labor disputes nationwide. Our extensive experience and systematic, proven approach allow us to provide assistance with strike plan preparation and implementation. Our lengthy list of client references are available to speak to you regarding the quality and professionalism we have provided.
Does U.S. Nursing provide temporary replacement staff for specialties other than nurses?
Yes, we also provide staffing for LPNs/LVNs, CNAs and techs. One of our larger engagements involved simultaneously staffing 43 nursing homes in the State of Connecticut. Our replacement staff included over 1,700 RNs, LPNs and CNAs, over a period of three months.
What size of facilities has U.S. Nursing worked with in the past?
U.S. Nursing has worked with facilities of all sizes, from staffing a multi-site job action for five hospitals in a major metropolitan setting, providing close to 1,000 nurses, to staffing a remote, single facility with less than 50 nurses.
Does U.S. Nursing only work in certain areas of the country?
No, we have worked throughout the United States, however, most of our job actions have occurred in heavily unionized states including California, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. We are available and ready to meet with you to discuss your labor negotiations, regardless of your location.
What other services does U.S. Nursing offer besides temporary replacement staff?
We are a turnkey solution with services for pre-strike planning, temporary replacement staffing, and post-strike integration. We take care of everything allowing you to focus on reaching a mutual resolution with your unionized staff.
How is U.S. Nursing able to staff a strike with so many replacement workers on such short notice?
U.S. Nursing’s management team works with you to fully understand your patient care needs and ensure that in the event of a work stoppage, your facility is capable of providing its full range of services to the community. We use a state-of-the-art, computerized order fulfillment system, allowing us to instantly match open positions with qualified personnel. We possess an extensive database of healthcare professionals, many of whom have worked job actions for years and keep their files complete and up-to-date. Upon receiving a 10-day notice, these professionals are ready and willing to travel to an assignment.