Does your union make you feel like you have a voice? Feel safe?



tokmom, BSN, RN

4,568 Posts

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

Funny you should ask that, as I'm currently on the bargaining committee for my hospital.

I would say Yes. Management can't take away on a whim. They have to deal with the union first.


8,343 Posts

Has 18 years experience.


And for both sides (management and union) all I have to say is document every interaction. I've seen lousy management survive because some stewards and members didn't document their interactions fully. I've also seen poor workers kept on when management failed to document unsafe practice, poor attendance and just let the unsafe remain.

Specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR. Has 55 years experience.

Undoubtedly, I would say yes, for the reason that I haven't needed it, but it's good to know is there for us, is like having a car insurance you don't need one till you do. Furthermore, some of my colleagues have use the union not only for their own purpose; we have use the union during Nurses Week :yeah: