I just read a company email that FMC is boasting a "9% increase in revenue to $1,876 million & dialysis services revenue also increased 9% to $1,677 million" for the second quarter of 2009. But when the employees at our clinic asked a few months ago about a cost of living raise, our area manager reported to us there is no need for a cost of living raise since the cost of living has not gone up. ARE YOU KIDDING ME.... is anyone else annoyed by this? Fresenius is bragging about profits when the staff are overworked, under paid and can get a maximum annual raise of only 3% (which no one ever receives since this leaves no room to "improve"). FMC also reported a $17 increase in revenue for EVERY dialysis treatment during the quarter. Our clinic is so understaffed, the patients get marginal care (we do the best we can with what we have). Just another great example of profit over patient care and safety. I honestly don't know how the "big wigs" can sleep at night with the injustices this company does to their patients and employees. UGGGGHHH.
Nov 15, '09
Quote from CocoaGirl
I too received the union letter, but no one has approached me yet. Do you think a union will make any difference? One of the "old timers" at a nearby clinic told us to be careful about this union issue because in the past employees have been fired or "ran out" for trying to organize. Something needs done & soon.
There is a bill afoot in Congress that would allow unions to have you sign a card that you are interested in a union. There would be no vote. The card you signed would count as your vote.
There would be no secret ballot. The union will know where you stand on unionization. That law will NOT protect you. It will take away your freedom to vote the way you want without anyone knowing how you voted unless you tell them.
Fresenius is protecting you from unethical union activity. Of course they would like it also if you didn't unionize. Although, I wonder how that works with a German company.
If you are interested google . Union card check. You'll find info there.
Last edit by Onekidneynurse on Nov 15, '09
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