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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. "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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Oh, please.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  23. 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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  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. My apologies for assuming you were a troll designed to make potshot comments.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 14780
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  31. 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
  32. Exactly.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  33. 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
  34. Yes, I work for a very large acute care facility
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. What would you have preferred?
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Yes, the political positions are definitely a turn-off for many people. But unions definitely limit how much crap a nurse...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  44. Although I can't remember the exact term, I was told by my insurance agent's manager that Georgia opted not to accept that...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  45. the presence of "bad" employees in a hospital or other unionized facilities is testimony to the "bad" leadership and...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  46. Its obvious who the person is.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  47. Crozer contract ends June 8th. Hospital has been laying off over past year form physicians to tech staff due to decreased...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  48. What you are suggesting is not just medical malpractice, but criminal negligence. Totally different, but in the...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  49. And I just saw how old this thread is... :o
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  50. Indiana is a "at will state"... which means a facility can fire someone without notice or even good cause. It's used as a...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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