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Preparing for a Possible Strike

The potential for a nursing or allied strike not only disrupts patient care but can also affect the surrounding community. Since 1989, USN has been committed to working with healthcare facilities and nursing professionals to provide turnkey solutions during labor disputes. USN has staffed or helped avert more than the majority of all healthcare labor negotiations nationwide.

Whether your facility is preparing for an upcoming contract renewal, examining a potential work stoppage or received a strike notice, USN can rapidly assemble to address the situation and provide instant direction. Along with quality healthcare staff, USN also provides executive onsite support during the event to stay updated on changes, strategies and communication. USN is the only work stoppage partner that provides full operational staffing, transportation, logistics, consultation and leadership.

Benefits of U.S. Nursing

30+ years of experience navigating the national strike landscape

300+ Job Action Engagements

Quality patient care from experienced nurses ready to hit the ground running

90+ years of combined experience in USN executive leadership team

216+ clients nationwide with 24,287 beds managed

22,235 Replacement Personnel Successfully Recruited

Unique strategies for various length strikes, from 1 day to indefinite

All-inclusive pricing

Knowledgeable with regulators: DOH, TJC, BON, State laws

Longstanding experience managing different environments – Urban/major city, suburban, rural, community, academic

Expert Strategic Consultation

For more than 30 years, USN has been at the table with hospital executives nationwide during potential or actual work stoppages. Our leadership team has logged more than 90 years of combined experience in labor relations, strike preparation and execution, clinical management and logistical planning.

Our diverse team includes seasoned clinicians, experienced in crafting staffing plans for a variety of units and specialties.

The USN team can also be a partner if labor negotiations are steady. If your union relationship is stable, consult with us to maintain a steady communication flow with leaders to avoid work stoppages.


Contingency Planning

We understand the labor negotiation process can create multiple “what-if” scenarios for hospital executives to consider. Recognizing the strike landscape can be highly unpredictable, USN provides multiple options for hospitals to consider during union discussions.

Our expert team can also advise administrators on labor notices, stopgap planning, and staffing scenarios for various notice timelines.

We believe hospitals can negotiate from a position of strength if they thoroughly plan for all possible work stoppage scenarios. U.S. Nursing can provide the ultimate contingency plan.

Onsite Operation Management

USN knows statuses can change by the minute during job actions. Our experienced executive staff will be onsite during the work stoppage to stay up-to-the-minute in all details of the strike.

Our dedicated USN team will perform several key actions to ensure a smooth delivery of qualified healthcare professionals, including:

  • Digital check-in for all arriving staff
  • Expediting onboarding and orientation
  • Individual records for all incoming staff
  • Confirming licensure and credentialing for all healthcare workers
  • Daily check-ins and instant communication of changes or notifications
  • Ground transportation scheduling and assembly
  • Workplace integration
  • Daily reports with hospital executives

Turnkey Solution

In the event a strike notice is received – 1-day, 5- day, 10-day or indefinite – USN is positioned to provide an instant solution readily available for any hospital in the United States.

Our deep-database of experienced nurses can be rapidly recruited, credentialed and scheduled to arrive onsite for orientation. Avoid having to contact additional staffing agencies to find multiple specialties, USN will guarantee delivery of nurses for the duration of the stoppage.

Our team will arrange all recruitment, credentialing, travel and housing for replacement staff, leaving your hospital staff to handle local matters during the job action.


Performance Guarantee

As your trusted partner during the job action event, USN is the only travel nursing agency to guarantee delivery of experienced clinicians at the start of the stoppage.

Along with guaranteeing delivery of experienced healthcare professionals to continue patient care, USN will ensure quality metrics are met throughout the job action.

USN will safeguard your specialty units during the duration of the strike. Our diverse database of hard-to-recruit specialty nurses includes credentialed RNs and non-RNs in all 50 states:  

  • Super Specialty L&D, NICU, PICU, CVOR, Endo, Chemo, Cath Lab/EP

  • Specialty ED, CVICU, Tele, PACU, Peds, MB/PP

  • Non Specialty Med Surg, Psych

  • Non RN, Tech Rad, Mammo, U/S, MRI, ORT, CSP, Lab, RT