U is For Union - page 3

by king_of_the_hill_fan 6,333 Views | 22 Comments

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 reason why that one nurse was... Read More

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    CapeCod - 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.
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    I 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.
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    Good Read..........
    Last edit by laborer on Jan 4, '11
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