I'm sure many nurses have had the same experience as myself. I worked as an RN in Oklahoma for a couple years before I started traveling (to CA only). During my time as a nurse in OK i had many poor experiences and left my job extremely unhappy. The way my coworkers were treated and the things we had to put up with were absurd and now having experienced many different unionized hospitals in CA only magnifies my previous beliefs. I love Oklahoma but i dont think i could come back to the state as a nurse and be proud and satisfied in the workplace.
My question is, how does a state even begin the process of getting a union? Is it hospital workers who come together and decide to unionize or is it state wide? Would Oklahoma nurses come together for a union, not for political power or the nonsense that is often associated with unions. Rather, for better treatment, mandatory breaks, nurse-patient rations, and better pay. Oklahoma nurses deserve those, at least, and from my experience, its not happening.
I would love feedback- thanks.