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  1. Sentiments run high regarding the Affordable care Act, but whether one supports the new law or believes it to be a case of...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Nurses will have a continuation of an expanded role in the evolving healthcare system.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. You can ask (and have asked) for opinions about what people believe will happen, but you know what they say about opinions...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. They will not share assets? CNA loaned 2 million dollars to NUHW. These two unions have been affiliated for much longer than...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Personally, I'm a little disappointed that CNA will no longer be a union for nurses. An environmental service technician is...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. I have been told by my manager that a union contract helps her as a manager because there is a written contract.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  7. ^This!!! I concur. :) We also have to remember how unions helped shaped how we have set hours...we can't just work...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. Yes. I've worked in union buildings and have fired CNAs and nurses.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. people get fired from a union all the time. it is not protection against being a jerk. as the above nurse said, enough...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. It can be done but it is very difficult. The RN supervisor needs to document all of these behaviors in the form of verbal,...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. I understand your point. Their press release states this. To my knowledge this is the first time the ANS supported safe...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. How exactly have they shown their dedication to this in the past?
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. I certainly think patients are safer with a competent critical care nurse that with a tech.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  14. Yes but what about hospitals creating these "tech" positions that nurses normally do. I recently saw an ad for "critical...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. I'd guess that LTC must be spending all their profits to lobby against mandated staffing ratios. They certainly are not...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. We need this in the whole US. But in LTC. The ratios are nearly criminal and yet it gets worse every day.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. Given that his argument doesn't contain any actual facts, I'm leaning towards tantrum. Clinic reimbursements are too low,...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. I know lots of doctors (and other health care leaders) who plan to vote for Obama. You can find people in ALL...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Unfortunately, the ANA knows very little about safe staffing. They have been relying on their 1993 "Safe Staffing...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Aylix while you are so comfortable in your position it is due to the work of previous employees and union reps , gaining the...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  21. I see you are in Canada. I am glad things are fine for you and generally in your line of sight. However, things may be...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  22. Here is my 2 cents worth....What I know from my union is that I'm over worked and underpaid!!!!! I hear that time and time...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  23. This is a case of a physican with a big ego, with the hospital AND nursing administration( shame on them) backing the...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  24. This is why nurses MUST unionize.
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    Forum: Nursing News
  25. LOL - grizzled ol' veteran here. This reminds me of the time-honored motto "The Beatings Will Stop When Morale Improves" ...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  26. if only it were true.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  27. Thank God that Obama care will take the profits out patient-care........... Medicare For All :yeah:
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  28. Why stop at hospitals? Get mandatory ratios for LTC and rehab centers, too.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  29. Nurses need to go to the public and get support from them. Why are there staffing ratios in the schools, day care...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  30. Soon after my hospital unionized (2000) I got a lesson about picket lines from an unexpected source. I work in Cardiac...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  31. BTW, since you have such objections to your union, I'm sure you forego the wage and benefit increases your union negotiates...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  32. A good union is not there to make the "rich" (I'm assuming you mean individual corporate fat-cats) earn less by spreading...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  33. To the person that said older nurses were "haters" and complainers because they were skeptical of morale boosters, we've...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  34. I don't have direct experience with exactly this sort of program, but whenever we have had any sort of new program to boost...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  35. There IS a growing nurse union movement. It started in California and is spreading like wildfire. It would be great to...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  36. Looks like only one, Idelson, is employed by a union HQ. As for the nurses marching, I saw only one picture with some SEIU...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  37. Check out the union busting here in WI. Teachers and county workers (including us nurses) were just recently thrown under...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  38. After 30 years on being a NON-UNION nurse and falsly thinking my outstanding work ethics, attendence, and evaluations would...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  39. VivaLasViejas, I'm a little puzzled by your anti union stance as I remember you writing about being fired after 50 and...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  40. Management sets the tone of industrial relations , if they are confrontational / dictatorial it forms the basis for nurses...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  41. Now lets address this confrontation issue straight on . I hear so often anti unionist bemoaning the unions causing the us...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  42. Teachers are almost 100% unionized. They ALL have at LEAST a Bachelors Degree, if not a Masters. If it is not professional...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  43. We would be one step closer to ending this problem is the government would pass the "Employee Free Choice Act" which gives...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  44. The reason it's taboo is that our society is often driven by fear and ignorance. Often people feel powerless and hopeless,...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  45. Hey everybody, I work on a busy telemetry floor in Florida. Most days/nights (I work both) I am running around like crazy...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  46. The sympathy strike is about supporting our colleages. Kaiser is trying to take away sick pay, pensions, and health...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  47. management of the hospitals affected by the sympathy stikes has known of the coming sympathy strike since it was proposed. ...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  48. When we were negotiating our first contract after we unionized, the negotiations dragged on for a long time and were not...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  49. i'd scrap road kill off the side of hwy 55 for a paycheck before i'd wear the scrubs of a scab!
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  50. I find it stunningly ironic, that a nurse who makes a living undermining the livelihood efforts of other nurses, is here...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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