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  1. New Grad Kaiser Fontana 2013
    Vines812 You need to contact your union rep if you applied for the job & someone from the outside got it. BTW these are not benefited positions. There is also a lot of conflict going on around the...
    Aug 1, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. Kaiser Los Angeles New Grad Training Telemetry
    Good luck to those who got the positions.
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. What about a union?
    Unions are not a separate entity. If you & your co-workers are willing to bargain for working conditions as a group you can join a bigger union. Identifying with some larger union just affords you...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  4. Teachers and Nurses create the big one...
    I really hope these anti-union nurses stick to their principles and leave these union hospitals, post haste so my friends who are pro-union can take those well paying, benefited jobs!
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Do CNA's in a union ever get fired?
    Bully's come in all sizes and status! I agree ... bad behavior deserves action. If the managers won't listen then the nurses need to rally together and get involved. Start written documentation on...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. State-Mandated Nurse Staffing Levels Alleviate Workloads, Leading to Lower Patient Mo
    The other thing not mentioned is how Governor Brown of California refuses to enforce the ratios while the unions had a cat fight. So even though there are ratios, nothing stops the hospitals from not...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  7. Nov. 28 Webinar- Navigating Quality: How to Know When Nurse Staffing is Safe
    I think ANA needs to pull back and re-evaluate their organization stance on ratios. American nurses all over have stood up saying they want a national minimum nurse to patient ratio. We have had no...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Unionized? Night Shift? I need your input!
    I think each collective bargaining agreement is specific to the benefits, but over all while some workplaces may have one or two things, in a unionized workplace you will see a broader range of...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Old union, new union or no union
    Years ago our hospital nurses were represented by a very large union. It wasn't long before the nurses realized that they were just another fat check for this union and they needed to do something,...
    May 7, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  10. RNs pack hearing,renew call for staffing bill..........
    Nurses have power but are either not comfortable with it or not sure how to use it. ICU nurses must be very autonomous to not get overwhelmed so I'm never surprised. That being said they also have...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  11. Professional Morale Improvement Program
    Often these outside "morale improvement" companies are union busters in disguise. There may be an underground movement growing in your hospital and this is a way to beat them back. They will use...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Why is unionization a subject of taboo??
    Not all the unions are the same... The pillars of my work place is best quality, best service, most affordable, and best place to work. We are union nurses and we work together to ensure these...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. Do you ever have to float to another floor to charge on that floor?
    We are floated to similar units where the regular nurses (even those with more experience than I) don't feel "comfortable" being charge. They have refused training and the ones who are willing are...
    Oct 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Ratio violations
    I can relate to this because ancillary staff is not included in the ratio law and a staffing matrix does not usually designate back fill for when a CNA is pulled to be a sitter. However I believe...
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. Ratio violations
    I was told by a nurse who went on strike in California recently that a major issue for the strike was nurses doubling up on patients for all breaks and nothing is done when they report it to the...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. Strike nursing
    No. And for good reasons. Many many options have been exhausted to get to a strike. The nurses at these hospitals have struggled with their administration to ensure safe ratios and a voice in patient...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. Reporting ratio violations
    Has anyone ever reported a violation in nurse ratios to the Department of public health? Specifically the at all times rule pertaining to lunches & breaks. I had heard nurses saying they double up...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. CA nurse ratio FAQ removed from website
    Does anyone know why CA Dept of public health removed the FAQ? It says it is being updated, but the date is December 2010. Is there another place where a copy is available? here's the link:...
    Jun 6, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. Unions and new hires
    We are also given time during new employee orientation. We sit down and talk about the basics you need to know for the first 90 days: make sure you getting paid correctly, try not to call out...
    May 30, '11
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  20. Alvarado Hospital lays off 91 nurses
    Google Prime Healthcare and you'll see all the craziness the organization is capable of. Cuts to oncology, mental health & maternity services. Union busting. Donations to the owner's family run...
    Feb 25, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. RN in a weight loss clinic, no MD present?
    In California we have standardized procedures regulated by BRN. In certain cases clinics only need a MD to be available by phone. http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/regulations/npr-b-03.pdf
    Jan 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Alzheimer's patients get more freedom, less symptoms
    Ms. Alonzo declined to pay workers more to adopt the additional skills or night work, saying, “We want people to work here because it’s your bag.” Congats to the SNF's featured. I also believe that...
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Filipino employees sue due to English-only targeting
    I had always found most of the people from other countries respectful of keeping the languages-other-than English to a minimum.But a few nasty incidents remind me of how bad it feels to be left out....
    Dec 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Ban on "shape up" type shoes
    My hospital is banning "toning" shoes while working. The manufacturers have given information that says these types of shoes are not meant to be worn for long periods of time at work or when...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. Lock Out in Monterey County
    but seriously, how do we fight this type of thing otherwise. over & over hospitals cut the aides and really what can we do? there is no bite to the ratios laws. nurses are forced to fight for the...
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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