Nursing Unions - page 2

I've seen plenty of you mention nursing unions. I live in DE but work in MD and have yet to hear anyone around my work or nursin school mention a nursing union. How do you find out if there is one?... Read More

  1. Visit  jsrRN profile page
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    I think that my previous posting speaks for itself.
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  2. Visit  juliachloe profile page
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    How do you go about trying to get a union into your hospital? The past 6 months have brought about cutbacks at my hospital. Recently, there was a hospital-wide layoff and now, despite management's reassurance, everyone is walking on eggshells worried about their job. One particular person in management has made the unit a terrible place to work. This person hasn't been very supportive of the staff in response to this layoff. They think we should suck it up & move on. They don't want to be bothered with the staff's unhappiness. This person has also been making changes to policies/procedures without informing the staff but yet still holding us accountable. Nurse-patient ratios went up and everyone worries that the patients' safety may be at risk. Everyone is afraid to report these actions to upper management for fear it will cost them their job. What can we do?
  3. Visit  Chico David RN profile page
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    Quote from juliachloe
    How do you go about trying to get a union into your hospital? The past 6 months have brought about cutbacks at my hospital. Recently, there was a hospital-wide layoff and now, despite management's reassurance, everyone is walking on eggshells worried about their job. One particular person in management has made the unit a terrible place to work. This person hasn't been very supportive of the staff in response to this layoff. They think we should suck it up & move on. They don't want to be bothered with the staff's unhappiness. This person has also been making changes to policies/procedures without informing the staff but yet still holding us accountable. Nurse-patient ratios went up and everyone worries that the patients' safety may be at risk. Everyone is afraid to report these actions to upper management for fear it will cost them their job. What can we do?
    That pretty much sums up the reasons that nurses seek unions. Fear of unfair management, arbitrary changes in your working conditions and unsafe workloads. Unions start organizing campaigns in response to calls from nurses. Find out if your state nurses organization does collective bargaining. Or try CNA/NNOC, which is national if your state organization doesn't. Or contact the Central Labor Council - local association of unions - in your county and ask them who organizes nurses in your area. And good luck.


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