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Nurses' group continues union efforts at Norton Audubon Hospital

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Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 48 years experience.

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 48 years experience.

This is what happened the last time they tried to unionize

Norton Audobon Hospital Ordered To Pay $171,000 Judgment For Illegally Firing Nurses

Three Registered Nurses from Norton Audobon Hospital have won $171,000 in back pay from Norton Audobon Hospital in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision.

The nurses were illegally fired by Norton Audobon for advocating for better care for their patients and for RNs at the hospital to organize with Nurses Professional Organization (NPO), a Kentucky-based union of Registered Nurses that is affiliated with the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC).

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/88550.php

RN4MERCY

Specializes in ICU/CCU/TRAUMA/ECMO/BURN/PACU/.

This is what happened the last time they tried to unionize

:yeah:I hope those nurses continue to build on the support of their peers and the public so they can win a strong union, so that no one will have to go it alone against unscrupulous employers. Management often uses personal smears and attacks the messenger to create a hostile environment of fear and intimidation. It often has the shameful effect of discouraging whistleblowing. Many nurses just flee those kind of work environments. Nobody should be subjected to humiliation and the loss of their job for patient advocacy. That's our job! What they've accomplished took a lot of persistence and the courage to stand up, and do the right thing on behalf of their patients. Now if we could all work on making sure Congress passes the Employee Free Choice Act, to help end the union busting.:up:

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