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First of all, I have been a critical-care RN for 19 yrs in CA. We have CNA (CA Nurses Association) it consists of only RN's. In my past the union leaders were a godsent, giving up time, family, and many times food and sleep. They were not narcistic or out for themselves at all. A Great Union is a Great Family. We vote and talk about issues as 1, our main concern has always been the Safety of our pts. Sure at times they ask for pay increases (cost of living raises) , increased staffing=increased nurset ratio=increased pt safety, increased vacation time, who wants a burntout RN? There are many different issues that need to be looked at but, hopefully mgmt and RN's can negotiate in a caring manner with the pt's best interest at heart. At times I have Known upper mgmt to worship the allmighty dollar and forget about the little people. Hopefully, we all will get stronger, wiser, and open our eyes to a brighter world!
Mary Larbre, RN
I think you need to get out more!!
You couldn't of said it better! He is very dangerous.
I totally agree, thanks
And I guess you believe Trump has more respect for female or male nurses? Or would we have to walk 3 ft behind him?!
You are absolutely Right! I was a RN then also and don't recall Ms Clinton stating anything of the sort. If you can't provide proof, then why would anyone make such a viscious attack on a woman who has and will do so much to improve our country?!
Thank you, sister!! I appreciate you to take the time to hopefully educate. We need to explain to the young generation "Where would the middle class of America" be today without unions? Would there be an 8-hr day with overtime, minimum wage, Labor Day; I could go on and on with all the human rights we have?! To those who are offended, please do not respond before you educate or research Unions! I don't doubt there are fabulous hospitals in which the RN's and the management have a great working relationship without unions but, it's mainly the directors or managers with whom care. It is the higher kings: the CEO, the CNO that have never provided bed-side nursing. In this hospital, we had a fantastic CEO and CNO for 23 yrs who worked and negotiated with the union in a professional manner. I believe this is unheard of anymore, it's very sad that we all can't think of the pt first and care for the pt, not the all mighty dollar!! Sisters, Don't ever stop caring!!
One comment, it is because of you, "Scabs" that upper management are allowed to dictate our care to patients. It is because of you that we have to strike, as management will not negotiate and walk out of negotiatons. Stating go on strike, we have replacements! You allow managent to play games with patients lives! We know our patients, we care about one another and unite for the greater good! Maybe you should consider moving to a hospital that provides you with what you need in life for you and your family. I have seen numerous RN's move with children and husband and were much happier. Good Luck!k! Investigate the word "SCAB",
I think you are in the wrong union, not all unions reflect the same standards. I personally know of three different unions with totally different qualities. I work for California Nurses Association. In my opinion, they are the best, you might think about moving?
I agree, how do you sleep @ noc by thinking of or being a "SCAB"? Why did you want to be a nurse? To be a cannable, like the other writer stated, to not care about the sisterhood of RN? To let management rule!,,
You go and keep that sisterhood alive!! Read the comment below I wrote, maybe she just needs education, a lot of it!!
I don't know how long you have been an RN or if you are involved with any organizations or are in contact with any "Union" RN's! I have been a union RN for 20 yrs, yes, we have great pay, great medical insurance, pension, and working conditions that are "Safe". The term "Scabs" has been around since the 1920's or before for ALL people who cross the picket line for any type of union worker, not just RN's. I was an ICU RN for years, we have in California, either 2:1 or 1:1 nurseatient ratio. This state law was initiated by California Nurses Association, one of the best unions for RN's, the law also expands to All RN's in all departments for "Patient Safety" the nurseatient ratio. We have now expanded to numerous other states, Thank God! Unions are there to save people's lives. The thousands of union workers have developed a bond as brothers and sisters to care for our patient in a safe and professional manner. We all went too long and hard studying to graduate with a degree to be the best RN we could be. By sitting back and allowing management, who has never been at the bedside, dictate to us how to care for our patients according to their budget, we will not stand for that! So before becoming a "Scab", research what a RN union is all about! Scabs are working for management, "Not" your brothers and sisters whose heart is where it should be, with the patient.
Thank you so much for the info on all of my subjects I was not knowledgeable about. You are a "World of info"!! One more question, did you like working there? I have never worked in a non-union hospital.
I am a critical-care RN of 19 yrs moving to Charlottesville, Va. Does anyone out there know anything about working as a RN @ UVA; what about these "Rotating Shifts"? Any info about the clinics @ UVA? Does UVA only offer CNL, not a BSN?
... well guess what, I'm back, keep your scabbing ideas in the southern states!
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