U is For Union - page 3
Hey everyone - When I was hired then almost instantly promoted to LVN at my SNF, I was asked if I wanted to join the union. The administrator told me all but one LVN was NOT in the union. And the... Read More
1Dec 30, '10 by king_of_the_hill_fanCapeCod - I don't think I overreacted at all. I am entitled to feel the way I feel and when I read that from comfieshoes, I thought it came across as accusatory - "something is missing here". It's hard to convey tone in text/written word. If she/he wasn't being accusatory or catty, and was simply just inquiring, then maybe a better choice of words or re-phrasing could have helped.
Besides, the point of my OP is to get feedback about unions. I suppose I should have just said when I was hired as a nurse, instead of the way I phrased it. I find it strange that comfieshoes picked that one sentence to focus on.
3Jan 3, '11 by deemaltI think nursing needs unions, but the unions need to be run by nurses for nurses, and they should work hard to combat workplace bullying.
Not_A_Hat_Person - Thank you for your post. I have struggled with this too.
If anyone out there would like to read a great book about the way things were before unions in the US "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair is a great one.