Quote from lizz
And, just as conveniently ... you are now failing to point out CNA's victories: they lost Western Medical but they've just won two elections at USC LA and Community Hospital in Los Gatos.
While you mention the anti-union Inland Valley Medical Center victory, you're conveniently failing to mention your decertification defeats at St. Vincent's and Scripps. Right now ... you've only won 1 out of 3 decertification elections for which you posted threads on this board ... but you're not telling people about that.
Don't get me wrong: I don't expect you to write press releases for CNA but why are you expecting CNA to write press releases for you? I wouldn't expect either side to highlight their failures but ... why does that make CNA the evil empire when you're doing the same thing?
The CNA already announces their wins so I don't need to. I have announced it when nurses lost to the CNA on my website many times.
You referred to Scripps, I believe you mean Scripps Encinitas? While the CNA can claim Scripps Encinitas as unionized you must remember that the CNA had to concede to an open shop contract there. If they did not they would be out of there already.
I do not know about all of CNA's activity. I get involved when I am asked. Scripps Encinitas, Inland Valley, Cedars-Sinai, Los Gatos (the first time when we beat the CNA) Tr-City, St Vincents and a few more. They asked and I helped where I could and when I could. The last few months I had my own battle to fight so my resources were limited.
I am happy that for the time being my hospital is united and not unionized. Many good nurses are dissapointed that the CNA lost. Others are excited and look forward to a bright future at Western Medical Center and a Happy New Year. In the end we will continue to work together to provide the great care our patients expect and deserve. Thats what its all about.
I am sure everyone is sick of our banter now Lizz so I am done. I leave you to get in the last word or words if you desire. I appreciate your comments and your insight. It is clear that you care and caring is what nurses do. What more could I ask?