How can we start the decertification process

  1. I have been frustrated by the inactivity of the union and the lack of motivation by certain coworkers. I have discussed this with others and we have decided to start our own decertification petition.
    Where do we start? This is only my second hospital job as an RN since I finished college. I would rather try to improve working conditions and moral by solving the problems and motivating staff than by looking for another job.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot,

    Seeker79
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  3. by   Sherwood
    Quote from Seeker79
    I have been frustrated by the inactivity of the union and the lack of motivation by certain coworkers. I have discussed this with others and we have decided to start our own decertification petition.
    Where do we start? This is only my second hospital job as an RN since I finished college. I would rather try to improve working conditions and moral by solving the problems and motivating staff than by looking for another job.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks a lot,

    Seeker79

    Hello Seeker,

    Glad to see you are trying to improve things for nurses. You can start a petition drive by just asking staff RN's to sign your petition. Make sure you know who can vote. Managers and supervisors are usually exempt. Full time charge nurses may be exempt as well.
    The process may take some time but do not give up. Inland Valley Hospital was successfull in their decert after a long 18+ months of CNA inaction, broken promises and questionable behavior.
    It might be interesting to note that the California Nurses Association has a spinoff union called the NNOC or National Nurses Organizing Comittee, the CNA is spending a lot of CALIFORNIA Nurses money on organizing outside California. I have the most recent financial reports for the CNA, SEIU... and will make them available to everyone soon. You will be able to get an idea on how much the unions spend on hotels, travel, car rentals and catering.
    Check out the National Right to Work website
    Last edit by Tweety on Dec 29, '06 : Reason: personal website removed.

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