Nov 13, '02
I work Tues or I would come. Is anyone else attending the rally in Pgh, or their city? I see that they will be in Harrisburg at 430P. We need to get out there.
Also, oramar, is there an online invitation we could post?
And while we're at it, let's address staffing ratios in LTC. The residents are older, sicker, on more medications and have more dementia than the typical resident of the 70's when the ratios were set.
I urge Pa nurses to respond to this by attending the rally or calling your local legislator.
Last edit by cargal on Nov 13, '02
Nov 14, '02
<It is strange because the announcement says fill out enclosed card and send in>
Whats the "enclosed card" for? We had a situation once with the SEIU/1199 setting up a table in our hospital lobby supposedly for "voter information" before the last Presidential election. They stopped RNs rushing in & out for work and asked them to fill out the "voter information" card. The RNs became suspicious when it was insisted that they put their social security # on the card with their signature. Why would anyone need the persons social security number just to send them information in the mail? The RNs reported the activity to their own union. It turns out the card wasnt for voter info at all & was to be used to inform the NLRB that the RNs wanted to unionize with SEIU/1199. Dirty trick of a silent raid - considering the RNs were already unionized with their state nurses assoc & had no intention of switching unions. Ive heard of stories where RN signatures were transferred to other things that said something entirely different from what they had actually read & signed.
Moral of the story - PRINT your name, not your signature, when asked to sign up to receive info of any kind & NEVER give your social security number.
Last edit by -jt on Nov 14, '02