union vs non union - page 2
I am an RN BSN working as a staff nurse in a non-union hospital. I am currently looking to change hospital as well as area of specialty. I am confused with the union deal...you see I don't like... Read More
Dec 5, '08Quote from SnickettWill you explain what this means?Ain't no way I would sell my rights to speak for myself to a union.
I don't want to assume.
Dec 7, '08Quote from SnickettMy nursing career began in 1982. I have seen so much corruption in hospitals here in the Gulf South that it's pathetic. I have worked for two mega hospital corporations and thought they were the ultimate evil, but after working for a Louisiana parish-owned hospital I discovered that the lack of representation for nurses is the biggest evil. In right-to work states, nurses don't have a voice against unfair practices by employers. The only recourse we have when we tire of writing letters, dropping suggestions in the suggestion box, and filling out so-called "Employee Satisfaction Surveys" without seeing one IOTA of change is to find another job.Ain't no way I would sell my rights to speak for myself to a union.
Have you ever tried to fight against unfair policies or demands?
Does the hospital you work for come up with a new job description almost yearly adding more and more requirements of YOU?
Sometimes a voice is needed to bring sanity to the big management types who have NO EARTHLY IDEA what a nurse actually does!
I only hope I can live to see the day that nursing unions are finally organized here in good ol South Louisiana! I want someone to MAKE my voice be heard!