I Love My UnionRegister Today!
- by king_of_the_hill_fan Jun 16, '11I posted a new thread months ago when I was first hired on at my current job. At that time, I was offered to join the union (persuaded not to join, more or less), then a few months later, voila - all LVNs in my facility were automatically joining the union!
Now, currently, I have filed a grievance and couldn't be happier that my union and union rep has my back. I really do feel protected and cared about by this union. : (can't say i'm particularly happy about why i had to file a grievance, but oh well)
Honestly, the way things were going at my facility, I would have felt lost, alone, bullied, and basically screwed if I wasn't in this union. So, I am super Pro union...I wish I could stay in this union for the rest of my nursing career - totally worth the dues every month!!!
- Jun 17, '11 by RN1980im jellous...stop bragging please!
- Jun 17, '11 by Not_A_Hat_PersonSounds like you're in the honeymoon phase. All of the bad stuff I've heard about unions has come from union members.
- Jun 30, '11 by Chico David RNdifferent unions are as different as different hospitals or different nurses. Anything one says as a generalization about "all unions" is just as invalid as anything one might say about "all nurses".
I'm really proud of my union and proud of the work that I do as a volunteer shop steward to make it work better. There are a lot of nurses at my facility who are mighty glad we are there. But I also know there are unions that don't do a very good job for their members. It all really boils down to remembering that, when things work like they should, a union is a membership driven organization - the more people get involved and engaged in their union the better it works.