Right To Work States, hospitals are unionizing - page 2

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    Quote from laborer
    ...........Sixth Florida Hospital RNs choose NNOC-Florida http://nurses.bluestatedigital.com/pages/victories
    Truly I think they're smart. And just hear me out on this.
    Unionized hospitals get better ratings from patients, typically have better performance indicators and certainly have better nurse retention. The latter alone saves them a fortune. It's cheaper for the hospital to have skilled, long-term unionized nurses than to be forever spending 500 bucks because they tried to save 50.

    That said if this is happening in Florida, I wouldn't put it past the current Governor (you know the guy who should be behind bars probably for his own misdoings as an executive with a prominent payor) to try to do allhe can to stop it.

    And if you can get on here in the midwest, by all means, please do. Good luck with that though as Governor Walker is representative of what we've gotten in here last election.
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    I have worked at places in other states that had unions. They always had the best pay and benefits. When I got in trouble once, the union defended me. Where I work here in Florida,(private duty) LPN's make $15 an hour and RN's make $16 an hour. I think Unions are very much needed here in Florida.
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    florida nurses win union voice

    in plantation, florida., registered nurses at florida medical center voted overwhelmingly tuesday to join the national nurses organizing committee-florida, an affiliate of the national nurses united (nnu).

    the 250 rn’s join the more than 5,000 florida nurses in 14 hospitals around the state who have recently voted for a union voice to help them boost patient care. says delia kan, an intensive care rn at the hospital:

    florida medical center rns want to improve nurse-to- patient staffing in our hospital which will help us retain and recruit experienced nurses. rns are gaining the power to have an effective independent voice in everyday patient care decisions that will improve the quality of care that our patients and our community deserve….

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    Quote from RN1980
    come-on...man im a born conservative from brightly colered red state, but bring on them blue colored unions!
    having just looked at averge nursing salaries by state I don't blame you. Nothing wrong with looking out for your own best interests anyway. I'm not union, but the discussions have been pretty interesting.
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    Quote from Chico David RN
    That's a few weeks back, but still pretty exciting news.
    For those who don't know: States have the option of passing so-called "right to work" laws, which ban a union shop contract. Under a union shop contract, all the workers covered by the contract at a particular place must join the union or pay a fee in lieu of joining. Most unions avoid organizing in right-to-work states, because it's so much harder to build power in that setting - which of course is the reason those laws exist. The big corporations that push for those laws don't give a rip about worker's rights, they just want weak unions. The real problem is that the law requires that those who choose not to join get all the benefits of the contract. They get all the benefits, wages etc that the union wins and if they have a disciplinary issue, the union must represent them the same as those who pay dues. It's pretty much human nature that if you tell people: "You can have all this for nothing, or you can pay for it if you want", some folks won't pay. There are unions that are successful in that environment, but not that many - you have to be in a continuous organizing mode and can never rest. If anyone can do it successfully it's NNOC, but it will be challenging.
    You are right, it can be done. Communications Workers of America (CWA) has a strong presence in Texas in spite of the right to work law.
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