To unionize or not... - page 4

by TravelinCEN

I started this thread simply because it was a very hot topic on another thread where someone wanted some advice... I hope to generate some friendly discussions regarding experiences and opinions. I don't want to get blasted for... Read More


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    Chico David RN and others,

    Thank you for the lessons. I wanted to hear some different points of view, and certainly got it.

    Has anyone ever heard that the reason that some institutions introduce Magnet is to "pacify" nurses, thus shutting out the unions?

    I know very little about this, but thought that it was both interesting and plausible when I heard the theory.

    What do you think?
    herring_RN and Chico David RN like this.
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    Quote from TravelinCEN
    Chico David RN and others,

    Thank you for the lessons. I wanted to hear some different points of view, and certainly got it.

    Has anyone ever heard that the reason that some institutions introduce Magnet is to "pacify" nurses, thus shutting out the unions?

    I know very little about this, but thought that it was both interesting and plausible when I heard the theory.

    What do you think?
    Beyond a doubt. Magnet status is several things:
    1 A money maker for the agency that confers it.
    2. A marketing tool for the hospital
    3. A way of giving nurses the illusion of some power and voice to reduce the chances that they will seek real power and voice.
    Real power is coming as equals to a bargaining table, not having a channel to submit suggestions.
    It has been an interesting discussion. And may have some life yet.
    herring_RN and TravelinCEN like this.


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