So, I was handed a flyer today at work that said the RNs at the HCA facility in Corpus Christi had voted to strike in protest of not having agreement with HCA on a contract.
I was just wondering...what are those nurses planning to do when they get fired by HCA due to the fact that they have no contract protecting their right to strike, and are working in Texas...an At-Will employment state?
Seems like a risky move, to me.
What are your thoughts?
Nov 20, '11
by herring_RN Guide
Because of this thread I'm praying for Corpus Christi and other nurses in Texas to succeed in gaining improved staffing for their patients and themselves. Nurses at one hospital in Texas have a contract.
Cypress Fairbanks RNs Close In On First Private Hospital Contract in Texas
RNs at Cypress Fairbanks Hospital in Houston Texas rallied in support of their bargaining team as hearings began this week to arbitrate remaining contract issues. While the bargaining team has reached tenative agreement on many issues important to nurses, the Board of Inquiry hearing process will ensure CyFair nurses finally get a contract.
On the first day of hearings, nurses travel from far and near to show their support for a landmark first RN contract at a private hospital in Texas….
Nurses reach tentative deal with Tenet
Nurses, Tenet have tentative deal on 3-year pact
…One of the key benefits of the agreement is the establishment of an independent registered nurse professional practice committee that will meet regularly to discuss patient care issues, she said.
Tenet spokesman David Matthews said Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center is pleased the agreement does not include language about mandatory staffing ratios….
July 22, 2010
…in Texas, which has a unionization rate of only 5.1 percent, the NNU just concluded the state's first-ever union nurses' contract, winning a 10.5 percent raise over three years from Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital in Houston. ...
(3rd page) http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...9064930184.htm
Last edit by herring_RN on Nov 20, '11