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The Great American Hospital Organizing Campaign has begun! - page 2

today the california nurses association/national nurses organizing committee (cna/nnoc) and the service employees international union (seiu) announced an accord to work together to bring union... Read More

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    rn 'super union' takes next step in building strong national voice for nurses with focus on organizing
    interim leadership established - founding convention set for december

    chicago - three influential nurses' organizations late last week set in motion a process for building what some are already calling an rn "super union" with a 150,000 member united organization that will become the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in u.s. history....

    http://www.calnurses.org/media-cente...g.html?print=t
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    As a Texas Pediatric NP, i can honestly say that we are glad the union is NOT at our hospital. We have a strong enough voice ourselves and don't need others to speak for us. Its sickening that even one hospital in Tx has let the CNA in their doors. The day they enter our institution will be my last day as an employee.
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    Quote from PICUPNP
    As a Texas Pediatric NP, i can honestly say that we are glad the union is NOT at our hospital. We have a strong enough voice ourselves and don't need others to speak for us. Its sickening that even one hospital in Tx has let the CNA in their doors. The day they enter our institution will be my last day as an employee.
    Is this your opinion or , are you authorized to speak ,for all the nurses in your hospital ( or are you just using " we " to appear as though you are talking for others ?). I would be very surprised if ALL the nurses at your hospital feel as you do ( rarely in any place does everybody think the same on any matter ).

    As to the one hospital in Tx that is unionized , I think you will find the hospital DID NOT let the CNA represent the staff , without there being a vote , in which the nurses voted the union in .

    If ever a union seeks representation at the hospital you work at , the democratic process will take place ( if enough nurses ask for an election ) , then either you will have to accept the democratic process or leave your employment if you cannot accept a positive vote for the union , or if the union loses the vote you will be happy and not have to fulfill your threat .
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    It's definitely my opinion and that of some of the nurses, not everybody's opinion. I just think that its sad that people need someone else to speak for them. The union is not here and hopefully they won't be in my lifetime. I now work with a PNP who was part of a union at one time and is very glad to be out of that situation. Nurse don't need others to speak for them. They need to stand up and speak for theirselves.

    With regard to the democratic process, if indeed some idiot invited the cna/nnoc to our institution and a vote is held, the democratic process will prevail. However, there are plenty of other hospitals that are not in your so-called super union where i would gladly work. The mention of my not working at a unionized facility is not a threat in the least..just fact. I don't believe that unions have any place in the medical field and from looking at these forums, I'm not the only one.
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    Quote from picupnp
    it's definitely my opinion and that of some of the nurses, not everybody's opinion. i just think that its sad that people need someone else to speak for them agreed , but remember often when just one person speaks up , they face the backlash of management by themselves , whilst in a union , ( if membership , is active )there is one loud collective voice .. the union is not here and hopefully they won't be in my lifetime. i now work with a pnp who was part of a union at one time and is very glad to be out of that situation. nurse don't need others to speak for them. they need to stand up and speak for theirselves again i agree , but lets be honest , if you do , you leave yourself open to retribution or blackballing by such as group 1 intexas.

    with regard to the democratic process, if indeed some idiot invited the cna/nnoc to our institution and a vote is held, the democratic process will prevail. however, there are plenty of other hospitals that are not in your so-called super union where did i talk of any particular union , you devalue your comments by such emotive phrases , i know there are problems in being a member of a union , which are mitigated when you have an active membership .where i would gladly work. the mention of my not working at a unionized facility is not a threat in the least..just fact i understood , that from your original posting , i did not wish to devalue your statement , just couldn't think of another way to phrase my response. i don't believe that unions have any place in the medical field and from looking at these forums, i'm not the only one. true , as there are many who support unions in the healthcare field
    if the healthcare facility is well run and cares for it's greatest asset , its staff , there will be no discontent which can then coaelesce into a desire to unionize that facility , whether or not a facility unionizes is in the hands of its management .
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