When told 7 RNs would be fired the Asst. CNO of Valley Regional said "groovy." We don't think so.
Mary S. Rey
Karleeen George leading NNOC picket line chants
Picket line in front of Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville Tx on May 23, 2011 to protest the termination of 7 ICU nurses who refused unsafe staffing assignments
Ed Bruno addressing the crowd with a stack of documentation of unsafe practices at Valley Regional Medical Center
Lynda Valdez, one of the Brownsville 7, making the picket line a family affair.
Carlos Elizondo RN was also representing local 970 Brownsville firefighters
Mary Rey(right), vocal union and social activist and proud mother of one of the Brownsville 7
Marco Longoria, President of local 970 Brownsville firefighters and the Brownsville Union Council came out to give support to the 7
Phillip, President of CWA local 6226 also offered his union's support
Stephanie Gonzalez gets support from Lacey Diaz RN, negotiating team member from McAllen Tx.
Texas lead negotiator Karleen George briefs the team before the demonstration in front of Valley Regional Medical Center
NNOC's Ed Bruno giving instructions prior to the union's rally and picket line in front of Brownsville's Valley Regional Medical Center.
Lynda Valdez, Stephanie Gonzalez, Ramiro Castillo, Cleo Vasquez, Rogelio Garza, Brenda Saenz, and Juan Vela, the Brownsville 7. ICU RNs terminated for standing up for patient safety.
Terri Little- Verdugo
Anna Barker and Maria Diaz from El Paso supporting the Brownsville 7
Ed Bruno talks with El Paso RNs Susan Wheatley and Erica Yglecias