INCREDIBLE CNA/NNOC victory in Houston. - page 27
by Chico David RN 33,490 Views | 269 Comments
I'm posting this fast, and don't yet have all the details, but here is what I do know: CNA just won a representation election for the RNs at Cypress Fairbanks Hospital, a part of the Tenet chain in Houston Texas. Other than a... Read More
- 2Jun 19, '10 by Chico David RNIt's true - for the moment, but I think not much longer - that there is not a contract there. The hospital stalled the negotiations along for long enough that they were able to call for a new vote, then charges were filed to delay the counting of that vote for months. The votes were counted a few weeks back, resulting in a stronger "yes" vote for the union than the first time around. Usually, after a re-affirmation of the nurses' support like that, a contract settles fairly quickly. Probably more to report on that soon.
- 3Jun 20, '10 by Chico David RNQuote from HM2VikingRNI don't remember the statistics, but it's not uncommon at all that a union wins an election but is unable to apply enough pressure to get a contract. However that almost never happens with CNA/NNOC/NNU. There is a theoretical duty on management to engage in good faith bargaining, but like a lot of rights of American workers, that is more theoretical than realMakes the argument for arbitration to assure good faith bargaining.
- 1Horribly sad for those nurses who tried so hard to overcome an employer who puts profit ahead of patient needs. The nurses who continue to advocate for the right to control their professional practice are very brave pioneers in Texas. Eventually they will prevail over the union busters ideology of oppression and achieve autonomous control of their profession at Rio.
- 0Classic victims believe their abusers don't really mean to hurt them and that they must some how deserve the punishment. Texas couldn't even defend itself against Mexico and the union army had to protect the people. Together we can form a stronger and more powerful association in solidarity for our patient's safety!
- 0Jul 12, '12 by Bortaz, RNAttitudes like that one, RN4, is what turned off a lot of the nurses at RGRH that initially voted FOR the union, and ultimately voted them OUT last night.
Contrary to your view, most of the nurses at my hospital are INDEED smart enough to make a rational decision, and are not blind, hopeless victims of HCA.
- 1Attitude like solidarity for patient safety? And willing to take a stand to change unsafe working conditions that increase risk of harm to patients? Why on earth would you call those who voted against hapless victims? Intimidated by their managers maybe and feeling sorry because manager-friends fed them the buster-scripted line "I'll lose my job if the union wins".
- 0Jul 12, '12 by Bortaz, RNNo, attitude like saying "Classic victims believe their abusers don't really mean to hurt them and that they must some how deserve the punishment." as if the people that voted NO last night didn't know what was best for them and needed you or a union to protect them from themselves or from the HCA boogey monster.
It wasn't ME that called anyone a hapless victim...that was you, and now you're inexplicably trying to lay it on me. THAT was the opposite of what I said.
Quote from RN4MERCYThis part, I can certainly address. I was never once talked to by any member of management about the union, either for or against, during this entire 2 year process. I certainly wasn't intimidated by them. Indeed, it was specifically prohibited for members of mgmt to even address the issue with us.Intimidated by their managers maybe and feeling sorry because manager-friends fed them the buster-scripted line "I'll lose my job if the union wins".Last edit by Bortaz, RN on Jul 12, '12