Weak Rationalization

  1. Nurse Week May 2001

    "Divide & conquer."

    Alexandria VA. The Society of Human Resourcesfiled a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a lower courts ruling that nurse supervisors should be considered management. (You'd think they could at least capatilize Nurse Supervisors)
    The brief asks the court to uphold the 1999 ruling in the Kentucky River Community Care case. As supervisors nurses cannot collectively bargain. (BINGO)
    The brief contends that nurses should not join unions if they are supervisors because "nurses with divided loyalties will be less effective monitors of unionized caregivers under their supervision." The brief also suggests that nurse managers who cannot effectively monitor employees wil ultimately put patients at risk.
    Louie
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  3. by   Mijourney
    Originally posted by Louie18:
    <STRONG>Nurse Week May 2001

    "Divide & conquer."

    Alexandria VA. The Society of Human Resourcesfiled a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a lower courts ruling that nurse supervisors should be considered management. (You'd think they could at least capatilize Nurse Supervisors)
    The brief asks the court to uphold the 1999 ruling in the Kentucky River Community Care case. As supervisors nurses cannot collectively bargain. (BINGO)
    The brief contends that nurses should not join unions if they are supervisors because "nurses with divided loyalties will be less effective monitors of unionized caregivers under their supervision." The brief also suggests that nurse managers who cannot effectively monitor employees wil ultimately put patients at risk.
    Louie</STRONG>
    Hi Louie. I believe (N)(n)ursing (S)(s)upervisors are a part of management, but I do agree with you that the rationalization piece is off base. Nurses at the bedside or in line management are licensed workers and as such are obligated by law to protect patients. Therefore, supervisors in nursing do not fall in the same category as those in other industries.
  4. by   Louie18
    Wild,
    Please understand me.
    What Isay is for YOUR benefit.
    I have a Son who runs 800 man workforce, and is still in the union, only because he knows that those into money cannot be trusted.
    Not their fault, but wild: "They'll Eat you Like Soup, you are not among friends."
    Maybe I'm off wack here but do you feel you function more strongly as a organizer of the health concept as a whole? (whole being the entire community)
    Well let's say this, I've worked the sewers of this society, been privvy to give council to theologins of the highest degree, to the savages of a major city Emergency Department.
    This is one for you wild, there is a thing called comp. in your arena. My wife and I fought for a year to get an employee his propers (he got squashed between two rolls of newsprint)
    When they finally surrendered, His settlement completed and now MY promotion to Director of Safety (which entailed a possible move to Miami.) was tabled, I suggested the guy we just put on comp, up and left with Ingrid (the insurance lady) 4 kids and out we came to Webberville Michigan. Whoowee! s there a difference from East Side Deetroit and these here country critters, but now I am one of them.


    If this is inappropriate posting, trust me "the post Gods are at anything goes status."

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