NNU...Where do I sign!? - page 3

by lkulmann

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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


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    In 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!
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    Quote from ked20
    In 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!
    Hahaaaaaaa! Woooohooooo! Man that must a felt good
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    Quote from ked20
    In 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!
    The MNA also made assaulting a nurse illegal. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...-89635837.html
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    sneeds, 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.
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    I really believe nurses need a national union. We have nursing standards that we have to meet, why not a national union for all. If we don't do something then we are just laborers, not professionals.
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    I 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.


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