How to bring in a nurses union in a non union state? - page 5

I relocated to NC a few years ago from up north, and while I love it here, I am amazed and appalled by what some of these admins. can get away with in these hospitals. I have been reminded time and... Read More

  1. by   yardienurse
    I am one of those nurses that have been targeted because I'm "outspoken." Moving to NC from NY I was not used to being spoken to like I an a nobody and I was black balled. I have had to work with nurse to pt ration of 1/10 and administration was no where to be found.
    Also, why are we the lowest paying state for nurses?
    We are in need of help as nurses to get things to change. Its going to take a group of dedicated nurses to stand up to change the Laws.
  2. by   yardienurse
    That's great that you have people willing to listen.
    Here in NC I have not seen that at any of the hospitals in my community, especially the larger ones.
  3. by   DrStew
    of course if you had a union, you wouldn't have to face this yourselves.
  4. by   DrStew
    Dude.....chill. I'm as Republican as anybody but there is a time and a place for unions. Child labor laws didn't get changed by the children. Factory workers didn't get minimum wage from their generous employers.
    There's a time and a place for everything. I actually think that a nursing union might not be a bad thing. It will only be as liberal or conservative as the nurses that make up the body of the union. Right now, the administrators of hospital systems are focused on the bottom line and not much else. They're trying everything from the Disney model to the Starbucks model to change the way hospitals do business.
    Let's face it....we had to take all that BS nursing theory for a reason. I think that the nurses need a bigger voice and some political muscle to get things done.
  5. by   Leader25
    Sorry but When the nurse got Ebola from not being given proper protective equipment ,you better believe her union got involved.It was for everyones well being.
  6. by   Leader25
    Yes indeed.
  7. by   Leader25
    First you need to select which union you want,the stronger the better,but you can not do it alone.Then contact the union.It is a long hard battle and right to work states will fight you tooth and nail.I myself have worked in three types of institutions ,union,weak union, or non union. I prefer strong union,but fighting for your rights is a lonely fight in NC.
    Off with their heads as they say.
  8. by   Leader25
    Quote from EDnursetobe
    I don't know what fantasyland unions you've been working with, but all the nursing unions I have encountered were never rational in the slightest. Nothing but threatening and trying to start battles between nurses and management.

    Yes, the economy is bad and nurses are not in short supply at the moment, but that's true of every field right now.

    You sound like you never really fully participated in your union ,because if you had you would know that THE NURSES are the union.Every member is The Union and supports it and is active in it.
  9. by   Leader25
    Do you really think the other nurses would tell you they were unhappy and have you tell it all over the place.I have seen Texas hospitals with family as patients and have home care for my family there.Maybe if things are so rosy you might not need a union but your employers use students to fill out the numbers in staffing,even the transporters are scared to death of any breach in protocol.

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