Union or Fairshare? - page 3

I will be starting my first nursing job in a few weeks. My small community hospital just came through very contentious negotiations and now have a union. There are still a lot of strong feelings on... Read More

  1. by   vicki444
    we've had union for about 20yrs,so yes you're ahead of the game.I feel when a nurse is working in that size unit-the pay should be higher--i've only seen things from happening there by watching NYPD blues(ha) thanks for sharing--vjg
  2. by   fiestynurse
    jt states:
    "Jehovahs Witness. Belonging to the union is a condition of employment at my hospital ( Closed shop). The religious JW are covered by our contract, have their union dues sent to a charity, and cannot walk a strike line. They do support it in other ways."

    I was very puzzled by this statement re: Jehovah's joining unions and consulted the local Jehovahs Witness organization. They informed me that there are absolutely no rules regarding this. JWs can join unions and walk a strike line. She tells me that it is more of a personal moral issue when it comes to nurses going on strike and that would be a tough call for nurses of any religion.
    If these JW nurses are having their dues sent to a charity, other nurses should have that right, too. You have a "closed shop"--I would challenge this.
    Last edit by fiestynurse on Aug 5, '01
  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Join so YOU will be part of the decision making. You can hold office or at least vote.
    Please don't decide to stay out of the union then complain. Speak your opinion!