Quote from rnpatrick
it seems this landmark case is over the head of most nurses so it needs to be reintroduced in terms you can understand. it is about a large group of hospitals banding together to price fix wages and who also blacklist nurses. it could affect your ability to work the entire state. in affect hospital racketeering. this is not going on in just one state but many. it is a union for the hospitals in states were nurses have absolutley no workers rights. if this doesn't interest you then you deserve to work for a few dollars less and if you are wrongfully terminated don't come on this forum and complain.here is the ruling. i hope you will make your voice heard.
if i read it correctly, it says the arizona hospital association cannot dictate to the hospitals what agencies to use, rates, bonuses, and things like that. if that is so, that is awesome.
i was a travel nurse in phoenix many years ago and did a travel contract at st. luke's. when it came time to renew, i told the icu manager i would renew but i am not floating anymore. i was basically floated to a tele floor every day. he agreed to this and said that would not be a prob. i told my agency to write it in the contract. well, the hospital would not do it. so i said i would not renew because they did not meet my terms. the arizona hospital told me i had broke a contract (i never signed the new one because it was wrong) and would not let me work at any of the hospitals that belonged to their association.
it was completely wrong, but there was nothing i could do.
you are right, there are many states doing this. ohio has the ohio hospital association and to do agency or travel, everyone has to go through them. they have fixed the wages too. it is wrong. i would love to know how they went about the lawsuit in arizona!!