Why nurses strikeAs I write this, thousands of nurses in New York are taking strike votes. Thousands more are struggling with impossible patient loads. Make them pay their fair share!Make no mistake: New York and other states became targets of the federal government when they expanded Medicaid for those in need. Info picketing across NYCHere are the words and images of members who were among the thousands who carried out informational pickets on February 13. “We’ve had enough.”Nurses around the country are assaulted in the workplace every day. In fact, acute and long-term subacute care hospitals have the highest rate of workplace violence of any work setting nationwide.