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What is the best company for strikes?
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I suppose the best answer to your question on which strike company to travel with, would be the one that pays the most. Please don’t take me to be flippant in my response, it’s just that one trustworthy company is usually as good as another when it comes to strikes — all other things being equal, like pay rate and proper management of your information and itinerary.
The last strike I worked, I do believe there was a five dollar an hour difference between two of the companies from which I received an email regarding the strike. However, it’s hard to recall if this rate increased as the strike date grew nearer. Meaning, you could wait a little longer to sign up and the rate does occasionally increase, but if you play this game, be prepared for the fact that you could wait too long and then just be out of a spot altogether!
During the last strike I worked (with U.S. Nursing), I stayed in the same hotel as other strike workers from Nurse Bridge, Emerald, and a few other companies. So honestly, I would join a few of these companies with the understanding that it was for strike work (as some have different divisions for strike and regular travel assignments) and then just check their websites or sign up for emails reporting when they have an active action.
Hope this helps.