NNU...Where do I sign!? - page 3
by lkulmann 5,009 Views | 25 Comments
I want so much to empower nurses and unionize. Unity and protection for the bedside nurses is long overdue. I'm going to get a blood red outfit and make my signs now :)... Read More
- 2Mar 28, '13 by lkulmannQuote from ked20Hahaaaaaaa! Woooohooooo! Man that must a felt goodIn my state, Massachusetts, our nurses association fought and won a ban on mandatory overtime for nurses. It was sweet telling my non-nurse manager she could no longer schedule cases for me to sedate after my scheduled hours!
- 3Mar 29, '13 by Esme12 Senior ModeratorQuote from ked20The MNA also made assaulting a nurse illegal. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...-89635837.htmlIn my state, Massachusetts, our nurses association fought and won a ban on mandatory overtime for nurses. It was sweet telling my non-nurse manager she could no longer schedule cases for me to sedate after my scheduled hours!
- 3Mar 29, '13 by multi10sneeds, Norma Rae was on last night and I happened upon it by accident. It is so relevant, especially in these times. When she stood on that table near the end, holding her hand-writted sign "UNION" it was a moving and powerful scene. Remarkable film.
- 0Apr 27, '13 by FerRNI think in theory, nursing unions are great. I feel that they are key in pushing important things like patient ratios into public spotlight.
However, I feel that in my hospital's case, there are a lot of trouble makers. I have no problem with our medical benefits. I have had much worse, and our plan is pretty good, yet the union has made a big stink of it. Our education benefits are amazing, 10k a year, what more could you ask for? I also feel that the facilitate a poor work environment. I am acquainted with a few shop stewards, and I find a lot of their work ethic questionable. One of them is a holy terror, and gives new meaning to the word bully. The other never gets off her ass the entire shift. All of this makes me not want to be a member, unfortunately, I was told that in this city, there is legislation that if I benefit from the union, I must join.