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  1. Having worked for many years as a non-union employee, I was forced to work on two separate occasions when there was a...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  2. Mr Rodman is one of those sad folks who believe that nurses practice some form of medicine under the guidance of physicians....
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  3. It isn't working as well because you're in a Southeastern state that opted out. Prior to the ACA (a.k.a. ObamaCare), my...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. There was an excellent documentary on HBO and you cansee it on Netflix. It is called How to Die in Oregon. They have the...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. I think it's a slippery slope. Anyone seen "Soylent Green"?
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. I say lets improve our palliative care in those cases where no cure is possible and comfort is in question. AFTER that is...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. I am so glad to hear that the karma bus is running! PS: I was honored to join the union at my job. SEIU has made huge...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. I had a similar situation with a nurse manager who was so awful she was border line abusive to her staff. She would staff...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. I worked in a union hospital for many years before retiring and now work in school nursing where the teachers and school...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  10. I can't "Like" this enough. We need to stop being "good girls" and start taking charge of our profession. Our work is...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  11. So it turns out, my hospital is actually being courted by a nurse's union as we speak. This latest benefit cut was the last...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. "I believe that sooner or later nurses and all other workers in hospitals will organize themselves in unions to protect...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. You can use the nursing profession to change the system. Many nurses are in Washington lobbying. You may not see the change...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. I see that this thread is more than two years old, but I must... The worst working conditions? Can we say "hyperbole??" ...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. I can't resist either. If only the nurse lobbyists in Washington DC were there for the good of the profession as a whole. ...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Keeping in mind that employers LOVE new BSN grads because they largely have a ton of debt and are DESPERATE for work, making...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Not everyone gets 75 questions. That is the minimum if you are answering the hardest questions correctly. You can get as...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Actually it is such an accepted term that at one time the website listing strike breaking positions was titled "Scab.org"....
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  19. With an estimated 4.7 million losing their plans, and many switching plans, some argue that the ACA did more plan switching...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. It doesn't matter to me if you assume that I am some sort of Obamabot...you clearly are in the habit of ignoring facts as...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. It is important to remember that the concept of the ACA is a conservative approach to the problem. It was born in The...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. I'd agree with you that the ACA is "fatally flawed" being that it relies on our already existing system which attempts...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. I thought the ACA was supposedly unconstitutional because it forced people to buy insurance, how can it both force people to...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. I'm a union nurse. I'm deemed an essential service and not permitted to strike. The last time we did strike our provincial...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  25. But republican myths and lies are never adequately debunked that they actually go away or "conservatives" stop believing...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  26. Update: This has been the week to kill the Republican myth that Obamacare isn't really getting the uninsured covered, that...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  27. There was a police strike in Detroit in the 1960's. "I don't see why a hospital could let it's nurses strike." Do you...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  28. Whose selfish needs are more important than the patients? Don't give me that malarky that scabs are "just taking care of...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  29. Yes, well, fire fighters and police officers also have powerful nationwide unions to protect their interests. The real...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  30. Oh, please.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  31. Wow, looking back at this old post of mine is a tad depressing. The union aides were, indeed, laid off a while back and...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  32. I hope that everyone has read the morning paper, about the Chigago teachers who just went out on strike. They are...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  33. strike nurses (scabs) take on the attitude of the employer. by providing that nursing care for the employer they are saying...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  34. Nursing strikes typically are not over their "own shellfish needs" (but, hey -- I really gotta have some shrimp!!! :)), but...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  35. My apologies for assuming you were a troll designed to make potshot comments.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  36. Twenty years ago hospitals had a Charge RN and it was 1:5 on M/S and 1:2 in ICU. There was absolutely no need for a rapid...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  37. I know this is an old post but I wanted to weigh in. Let me start of by saying I'm opposed to government involvement in...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  38. 14780
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  39. I believe that the staff of that very large acute care hospital ought to do a couple of things. I think they should take...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  40. Exactly.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  41. I'm all for doing away with employer sponsored coverage and just putting us all the exchanges, or in single payer, although...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  42. Yes, I work for a very large acute care facility
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  43. You concern is that they will offer you health insurance? How to you get insurance now?
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  44. Wow. If my agency cut pay any more, it would be more lucrative to be a school nurse handing out Tylenol. The nurses wouldn't...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  45. You know what, after 24 pages I really don't get the argument. The ACA is imperfect, I think everyone agrees on that. It is...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  46. You have practically come to hate your Medicare Advantage patients? You are saying you do everything you can to avoid...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  47. What would you have preferred?
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  48. I'd argue the percentage wasn't "small", and I doubt the millions declaring bankruptcy due to medical bills or who were...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  49. No, not just on the surface, it is logical. Do you hate every patient because of one that was horrible? You are the one...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  50. It was a logical reply to an illogical message. When one tries to paint all with the brush of the actions of a few, such...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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