It seems from my observations that the nurses in many of the big hospitals/employers in our area are non-unionized. I talked to one of my clinical instructors about this and she said that as soon as theres some talk of union organizers coming around to see if they can get a vote going or organize in any way, management gets into super defensive mode and discourages the nurses from interacting w/them. Other than this being against labor laws, why do have we allowed this to happen?
Just curious as to see what the atmosphere is in terms of labor in our area these days. I can't help but notice that working conditions, wages and benefits are taking a generally downward trajectory when nurses are the backbone of healthcare.