Nursing Union in Non-union Hospital

  1. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get a union into my hospital? I work for a hospital in Southern California that is anti-union. Apparently about 1-2 years ago people tried to get a union, many nurses signed for one and the union came to talk to people. I think the hospital CEO and company are just too anti-union. I am not planning to stay at this job for long, but I would love it if the nurses here could have the option of a union. We are one of the few (if not the only) hospital in the county that does not have a union and for sure the lowest paid in the county (some range to $2 more an hour to $15 more an hour starting pay an hour). Can anyone suggest a specific union or know how to get one to come to the hospital? Anyone done something similar?
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  3. by   herring_RN
    Quote from sarahcharlie
    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get a union into my hospital? I work for a hospital in Southern California that is anti-union. Apparently about 1-2 years ago people tried to get a union, many nurses signed for one and the union came to talk to people. I think the hospital CEO and company are just too anti-union. I am not planning to stay at this job for long, but I would love it if the nurses here could have the option of a union. We are one of the few (if not the only) hospital in the county that does not have a union and for sure the lowest paid in the county (some range to $2 more an hour to $15 more an hour starting pay an hour). Can anyone suggest a specific union or know how to get one to come to the hospital? Anyone done something similar?
    Unless most of the nurses are truly interested in having union representation it cannot be done.
    Often over time nurses at a hospital decide to learn about a union and become ready.

    Try this link for California Nurses Association (CNA) information. It inclused a link for nurses outside California too.
    I am now retired. Decades ago I helped my hospitals nurses choose to join CNA. It was, and remains a positive choice that improves patient care and nurse's working conditions, pay, and benefits.

    National Nurses United | Organize with Us

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