Unions

  1. I hear that some hospitals in Colorado are unionized. Is this true? If so which ones in the Denver area. Wonder if salaries vary between union and non-union hospitals. Is it really a benefit to be in the union?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   dayflower
    Come on you guys, it's not a hard question!!! Denver area hospitals union or not?
    I know years ago I worked in Seattle and at least some of those were in a union. I have never worked in a hospital that had a union. I wonder if the working conditions and pay really any better than hospitals without.
    I'm not a spy, but I know in some areas talking about unions is a touchy subject. I'm really not much in favor of unions, born and raised in Kansas, a right to work state.
  4. by   core0
    Quote from dayflower
    I hear that some hospitals in Colorado are unionized. Is this true? If so which ones in the Denver area. Wonder if salaries vary between union and non-union hospitals. Is it really a benefit to be in the union?
    Saint Joe's is and Kaiser. VA? (not sure). Other than that no unions. No real difference in salaries.
    Colorado is a hybrid state. They can't force you to join the union but they can force you to pay for the contracting services.

    David Carpenter, PA-C
  5. by   dayflower
    Thank-you coreO
  6. by   SnowymtnRN
    I disagree. i worked for Exempla (St. Joes, Lutheran, etc..) and they are not unionized. Not sure about VA.
  7. by   core0
    Quote from SnowymtnRN
    I disagree. i worked for Exempla (St. Joes, Lutheran, etc..) and they are not unionized. Not sure about VA.
    Actually the Kaiser Nurses at St. Joes (and elsewhere) are union. The SIEU also represents Mental Health Care of Denver nurses (not sure where that is). UAN represents Denver VA nurses according to their website. SIEU used to represent the Non nurses at Saint A's. Not sure if they do any more.

    David Carpenter, PA-C

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