Labor Dispute - page 2

by Blindsided

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Anyone getting head hunter calls to travel to Massachusetts re a labor dispute? What's going on there? I received one of these calls yesterday.... Read More


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    Years ago I worked for one of the largest companies with hundreds of facilities. One of the facilities was planning a strike. At the time, my building was non-union so we were asked if we wanted to go help out. The pay would have been twice what any of us were making so several of us said sure. They were going to hire a bus to take us there. The only instructions we were given were: You'll most likely have to lie flat on the bus floor because the people on strike tend to throw things like bottles and garbage.Luckily the strike was averted so none of us had to risk life and limb.
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    Quote from morte
    Was that UMASS lakeside, or memorial?
    The one I'm referring to is Worcester/Memorial....but the actual facility I worked for was on the North Shore.
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    different mind set, one to the other. Memorial wasn't union till Umass took them over. lots of adjusting.
    Quote from Esme12
    The one I'm referring to is Worcester/Memorial....but the actual facility I worked for was on the North Shore.
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    This was after all the take overs....when U Mass cried bankrupted...the nurses made all those concessions and when a brief time later they had record profits they would give nothing back.

    But working a relief assignment is NO game. I have supervised during labor disputes and it's a tough assignment for the bedside staff brought in....and the supervisor trying to help them. I'm not sure the $50.00 buck is worth how hard they work and the shor. albeit "safe", staffing
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    I work in the home of a physician at umass memorial. Apparently they just had a ton of layoffs.
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    Nurses need to stick together.union busting is admins objective. Please don't help them.


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