SPOTLIGHT: Nurses picket rule, retirement changes

In the wake of a slew of news stories detailing high executive compensation among hospital executives, it's not a stunning surprise that some unionized nurses are taking a harder stance in contract negotiations. Dozens of nurses held an off-hours informational picket at the steps of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., reports the Spokesman-Review. The hospital is seeking to implement new workplace rules that would curtail rest breaks and cut staffing, charge the nurses. Article