Unions - page 2

Are any nurses in unions? Does it do any good? Are they treated any better? Just curious.... Read More

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    Those 2 "objections" sound like they were lifted out of The Weekly Standard.

    Managerial corruption in organizations such as Enron, AIG, Goldman Sachs dwarfs any venality that may be seen in a local union.

    Due process protects both the employee and the organization. Consistent work rules tend to professionalize management and enhance organizational effectiveness.
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    Those 2 "objections" sound like they were lifted out of The Weekly Standard.

    Managerial corruption in organizations such as Enron, AIG, Goldman Sachs dwarfs any venality that may be seen in a local union.

    Due process protects both the employee and the organization. Consistent work rules tend to professionalize management and enhance organizational effectiveness.
    You may be correct about managerial corruption. Google SEIU and tell me what you think. The purple and yellow protection racket organized our facility a few years back. Dues continue to climb, not a penny stays in the local. It ALL goes to the international. What do they do with it? They continue their relentless organization campaign to make THEMSELVES bigger. It is all about the SEIU, not the members. This is strictly a political organization. Our contracts are garbage. Most RNs that were on the staff prior to the SEIU see no differences, save the 70.00 per month missing from their pay. Do yourself a favor, organize with a NURSING union, don't allow the SEIU into your facility. Our staff is tiring of the high dues and lack of competent representation. Many are talking about de-certifying the purple and yellow monster.
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    OK people. What do you think about quasi-bedside or non-bedside employees being a member of the union (e.g. infection control, education, quality, legal, utilization management)? I can appreciate needing protection from an unrelenting or overbearing boss/manager, but is union the way to go in these roles?

    I do agree that when you have employees performing services that directly impact the patient/family a union may be needed.

    My experience with unionized employees have been mostly negative. Some just basically wanted the protection of the union to keep from being bull-dozed by management as they were giving their all to the patients. Some use the union as a way to attack non-unionized employees. Still many others use it to avoid giving 100% in their jobs. Where I currently work, the preponderance of employees use unions to get by in their jobs.


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