Saint Agnes Medical Center Fresno California says "GO AWAY CNA"

  1. 0 Nurses and non nursing staff feel the pain as an ongoing organizing effort by the California Nurses Association drives a stake in the morale of the medical center.
    Daily harassment by union organizers as well as uninvited and unwelcome visits to nurses homes have forced nurses to take to the internet to publicize that their guests are not welcomed, creating a website http://ourvoiceourchoice.org/ in an attempt to drown out the drone of the CNA/NNOC claim of being the "voice for nurses".

    Good luck to the nurses of St Agnes Medical Center Fresno as the try to prevent unionization by the California Nurses Association.


    Sherwood Cox, RN, CCRN :typing
    Last edit by Sherwood on Apr 22, '08 : Reason: sleep typing
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    About Sherwood

    Sherwood has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Cardiac Critical Care, Trauma, Neuro.'. From 'Orange County, California'; Joined May '04; Posts: 223; Likes: 11.

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  3. Visit  Nancy2 profile page
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    Best Wishes to all the nurses who KNOW they already have a voice! Fight the good fight!!
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  4. Visit  Sherwood profile page
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    St Agnes Medical Center RN's opposed to unionization by the California Nurses Association staged a rally at the hospital to educate the staff on important issues. A key issue was the California Nurses Associations Pro Abortion stance. Many nurses at the clearly Catholic institution were not aware if this issue and appreciated the information and documentation provided at the rally. A Catholic Priests speech at the rally urging the nurses to take this issue into cosideration brought quite a few of the staff to tears. I personally attended the rally and spent time with the grassroots RN's. I must say that these nurses are truly a professional and caring group.
    The vote is scheduled for May 21st and 22nd 2008 and emotions are cleary running high.
  5. Visit  HM2VikingRN profile page
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    Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.....

    Taking a political stance based on the votes of the members does not bind the conscience of the individuals. Those individuals who oppose abortion rights are free to work for change within the political process both within their union and through direct contact with their legislators. Of course protection for children should not stop at birth. Unions and their members also work to advance the interests of children and families through work for good schools, affordable health care, safe food and drink etc.

    Strangely enough those who oppose the labor movement have often received direct benefit from the legal protections won through political advocacy. For example, ADA, FMLA, sick leave, the right to vacations, time and a half for OT etc. The labor movement has worked for these changes to benefit all workers not just their members. Claiming that union members are not compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others is just not borne out by the evidence.

    America benefits from a strong labor movement!

    In Solidarity............
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    [FONT="Arial Black"] May 22nd 2008 - St Agnes Nurses Vote 452 to 327 AGAINST the California Nurses Association!!! May 22nd 2008

    Nurses in California are bombarded by California Nurses Association rhetoric on a near daily basis. We live here and we know what the truth really is. If you do your homework like the nurses of St Agnes clearly have done, the decision against unionizing will be clear and easy.


    [FONT="Arial Black"]St Agnes Medical Center Fresno, California Votes AGAINST California Nurses Association Representation.

  7. Visit  RNJanet profile page
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    Sherwood,

    Saint Agnes remains union-free. On March 9, 2009, CNA withdrew its petition for a rerun election. Not much of a track record in recent months.

    In Fresno alone, nurses booted CNA at Community. Now the union walks away from Saint Agnes. Makes you wonder how much longer Central Valley organizer Don N. is going to have a job.

    Up and down CA, CNA has had a terrible time:

    *Terminated by the nurses at Scripps
    *Walked away from losing an election at Inland Valley

    CA RNs are fed-up with the union, its antics and taking CA nurses money to organize nurses around the country.

    If only nurses in Arizona, Nevada and Texas knew that this union doesn't live up to its promises.

    RNJanet
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  8. Visit  laborer profile page
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    This is the other side of the story...... :typing http://www.calnurses.org/media-cente...e-march-4.html
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  9. Visit  Nancy2 profile page
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    Well that's just like CNA to misrepresent the truth! yes, they probably did get cards signed prior to the election. Maybe even 60%. But, when the nurses were educated by their PEERS about what the union really spends dues money on and their Anti Catholic agenda, THEY CHANGED THEIR MINDS!! Which was apparrent by the VOTE!!! EFCA is the biggest assault on America ever! The secret ballot is a main stay of American culture and should be preserved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  10. Visit  laborer profile page
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    Did I pull your chain......or the truth hurts Nancy ? redpinkhe:redpinkhe
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  11. Visit  herring_RN profile page
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    Quote from Nancy2
    Well that's just like CNA to misrepresent the truth! yes, they probably did get cards signed prior to the election. Maybe even 60%. But, when the nurses were educated by their PEERS about what the union really spends dues money on and their Anti Catholic agenda, THEY CHANGED THEIR MINDS!! Which was apparrent by the VOTE!!! EFCA is the biggest assault on America ever! The secret ballot is a main stay of American culture and should be preserved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pope says labor unions important in resolving financial crisis
    http://www.catholicnews.com/data/sto...ns/0900492.htm
    What’s wrong with the current law?

    The National Labor Relations Act states: “Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations….” It was designed to protect employee choice on whether to form unions, but it has been turned upside down.

    The current system is not like any democratic election held anywhere else in our society.

    Employers have turned the NLRB election process into management-controlled balloting—the employer has all the power, controls the information workers can receive and routinely poisons the process by intimidating, harassing, coercing and firing people who try to organize unions.

    On top of that, the law’s penalties are so insignificant that many companies treat them as just another cost of doing business.
    By the time employees vote in an NLRB election, if they can get to that point, a free and fair choice isn’t an option. ...

    http://www.catholicsforworkingfamilies.org/efca
    Last edit by herring_RN on Mar 10, '09
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    Quote from laborer
    Did I pull your chain......or the truth hurts Nancy ? redpinkhe:redpinkhe

    Doesn't hurt me...hurts CNAredpinkheredpinkhe


    http://calcatholic.com/news/newsArti...4-58624ddd6417
  13. Visit  RNJanet profile page
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    "laborer" is oblivious to the lies s/he perpetuates for the CNA. I guess ol' Teamsters like Rose Ann really know how to indoctrinate their organizers.

    Here's another side of the Saint Agnes story from a real RN -- not a union organizer.

    From the Fresno Bee:

    'Total lack of respect'

    Sunday, Mar. 08, 2009

    The California Nurses Association (CNA) is back trying to "infect" the nurses.

    Last May, the nurses at Saint Agnes Medical Center spoke and gave the CNA its biggest defeat ever -- 94% of the nurses went to the polls, the results were 452 no, 327 yes.

    Since May, the CNA has dragged this decision through the courts, and finally, because of a technicality, a judge overturned the vote.

    Now we are getting ready for another election March 11 and 12.

    The CNA prides itself on being a "nurses' advocate"! So why did they not listen to us? This shows a total lack of respect for the nurses' voice! I can't even imagine having to deal with them on a daily basis. I keep thinking that maybe it is not our best interest, but our money that they are after (a full-time nurse would pay almost $100 a month in dues!).

    Let's give them another dose of "no" medicine, so they will finally stay away!

    Inge Schlegel, R.N.
    Fresno
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  14. Visit  nicurn001 profile page
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    Quote from RNJanet
    "The CNA prides itself on being a "nurses' advocate"! So why did they not listen to us? This shows a total lack of respect for the nurses' voice! I can't even imagine having to deal with them on a daily basis. I keep thinking that maybe it is not our best interest, but our money that they are after (a full-time nurse would pay almost $100 a month in dues!).
    Whilst you may not like the CNA , who do you think will represent your best interest . The union or your Benevolent employer ?.

    My employer has shown , through their behaviour ,whose best interest they are concerned with . Recently ,they wanted to cut our benefits , The union said NO , result my benefits untouched , non union facilities had the cuts implemented . We rejected the union on our first vote , but in the time between votes , our management harassed the staff so much and didn't match what we would have got had we joined the union on the first vote , we voted the union in on the second vote .
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