New York Nurses Take Back Their Union - page 2

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    Quote from bearcat194
    thanks gitano, i don't understand the mentality here in the south, hopefully i'll have the opportunity to choose whether or not i want union representation when i complete my program.
    your stated that you don't understand the south, imagine me a spaniard, i lived in georgia for a while during my travel/nurse days and i had to get use to their ways of dealing with work & daily living etc. and they had to get use to my british accent however, the south was great to me and i still have dear friends in several southern cities, until i got the call to move to the eternal vacation state of hawaii then i said "bye ya'll. here's hoping you had a great memorial day...aloha~
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    I worked under 1199 for 2 years before becoming an RN. Based on my experience, as well as my coworkers, they are an absolute disgrace of a union. They make it impossible to claim most benefits, even something as simple as health insurance - they ALWAYS give us the run around on bills. They should be destroyed and replaced with a real union that actually cares about its members instead of profit. I could write pages and pages of things they've done and reasoning, but I'm just going to leave it at my opinion. You'll notice that 1199 represents very few nurses, and usually only in LTC facilities. Damn near every nursing union in NYC is lightyears ahead of 1199. /rant.
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    What was NYSNA doing before when it represented nurses in hospitals all over the state? Were they not negotiating contracts? New NYSNA leadership has stripped itself of all professional obligations to its membership. Many positions were decimated in Albany and all efforts are devoted towards union activities. They might as well be 1199. Our newsletter is a disgrace. Don't get me wrong - I'm all in favor of staffing ratios, but we have lost something in becoming on organization who's president signs her letters "In solidarity". Nurses are so much more than that.