UNITED WE BARGAIN, DIVIDED WE BEG!
And you all see where begging has gotten us!
I was part of an organizing campain within the last few years. It's a difficult thing to go through, but DEFINATELY worth the effort.
When your management says that you don't need a union between them and you, why do you think they say this?
It's because they will lose some control, and the nurses will gain some control over their work life.
When they say you don't need a contract. Ask them if they are under contract.
For about a million years, the ANA has supported collective bargaining for nurses. So I can't fathem that your educators deliberately gave you wrong information.
I work in a hospital that is attached to a nursing school. And you know what? They also teach that organization by nurses is
Well guess what! Just within the last year the American Medical Association endorsed physicians organizing. Engineers at Boeing are organized. And they're not professionals? Teachers are organized. And they're not professionals?
Get a grip ladies. If organization didn't help nurses, management wouldn't oppose it!
UNITED WE BARGAIN, DIVIDED WE BEG!!
Check out www.califnurses
for one of the best staff nurses internet site. It's filled with amazing information. And it's our responsibility to educate the nurses we work with.
And for the real low down on bedside nursing check out REVOLUTION magazine. It really tells it like it is and will give you something to chew on. As a matter of fact, some management HATE this empowering journal so much that they FORBID it to be in their institution! NOW THAT MUST REALLY BE EMPOWERING IF THE MANAGEMENT HATES IT SO MUCH!
Buena Suerta. Educate yourself and your collegues. I've been on the negotiation committee several times. IT IS A MOST EMPOWERING EXPERIENCE.
Go for it!!
Just do it!!