Michigan nurses strike for patient care

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — “We’re out here for the patients,” said Mary James, a medical-surgical nurse at Mount Clemens General Hospital. “We can’t give them proper care. Money is not an issue — just give us more help,” she said.

Overtime fight wins a rare victory on Capitol Hill

News Analysis These days, with Bush in the White House and Congress locked down under Republican control, a legislative victory for workers is rare.