I am an R.N. who works at TriCity medical center, which became unionized sometime in 2006. Recently, I began searching for another job to supplement my income because the senses in my current place of work has been low leading to a financial hardship on myself.
With that being said I found a job at TriCity Hospice, however I am being told by HR that I cannot accept the position nor be offered the position because the Hospital unit I work on is unionized and the Hospice is not.
Can the CNA prevent me from obtaining a job that is not unionized while I work in a facility that is?
If anyone has any information regarding this matter please respond and if you can provide resources please do so.
First it is NOT the CNA that is stopping you. What does your contract say? You should have a copy and be very familiar with it.
Like previously mentioned. If and only if this new job is owned by the same corporation as your present facility, then they can not hire you for both a union job and a non union job at the same time. You must be either union or non union. You can not be both for the same employer. This has nothing to do with California Nurses Association (CNA).
If you are seeking a second job where there is no union and is not under the same ownership of your other job then no one can stop you on the basis of unionization.
However, an employer may be able to stop you if you hire with a different employer while you are still employed with them if there is a do not compete clause in your contract or policy. This has nothing to do with any union.
The reason you can not hold a union job and a non union job for the same employer is there is a conflict of interest. It is not CNA who decided this.
Last edit by Agnus on May 31, '08