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  1. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Not really, but maybe if you elaborate you might be able to help us understand why you think it is nonsense. Fact is, unions are on sharp decline and probably would already be a thing of the past if it weren't for forced participation. Private sector membership was around 21% in 1983, 11% in 2011, and 6% today. And the vast majority of union members didn't vote to be in a union.
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    Feedback appreciated

    It wasn't another unit. The ED is split up into different zones. The other nurse was assigned to another zone but still had nothing to do with my assignment. I agree, though, completely inappropriate in my opinion.
  3. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Usually coercion and intimidation go hand in hand with unions
  4. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    I definitely envy your $20/hr night weekend differential. My union contract provides the same diff that the hospital provides all employees, but it's only 7.50 for nights plus 4 for weekends. Other than that, not much else to say. I am union. Our ratios stink. Rarely get breaks. Mixed sick and pto time. Unresponsive to the issues. But never miss taking the dues out of my paycheck... Like I said, all unions are different, I suppose. But there's a reason that union membership is on a steep decline.
  5. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    I'm not arguing against unions. My comment was just that pay varies widely across the country, regardless of whether or not a union is in place, because of job markets and the cost of living. For the poster to scoff at $27/hr because she makes $40 is just kind of ignorant. That's all. For the record, I'm part of a union in a CT hospital. The pay is good, no doubt, and better than non-union. However, I usually have 6-8 patients (in the ER), I RARELY get a meal break because there is never coverage, and the union is completely unresponsive when there is a problem. But I also realize that all unions, like people, are different.
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    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    I do not think abortion should be illegal, although I strongly believe it should be restricted in many ways. I don't buy the argument that it is okay to kill an unborn child at any time and for any reason, but I understand that there are circumstances that make it necessary. That being said, I fully support defunding PP. Taxpayers should not be forced to contribute to an organization that includes the taking of human life indiscriminately. If PP performed abortions only for just causes, I would feel differently perhaps. Until then, I think PP would be better designated as a nonprofit charity and financed privately. Of course this won't happen because while so many are willing to put on their *****hats and shout, not many would be willing to take out their checkbooks and make up for the half a billion dollars in taxpayer money that PP receives each year.
  7. jinct

    Feedback appreciated

    Management "investigated" the whole thing and is not doing anything about it. Knowing my management, I'm not really surprised. Thanks for the input, everyone.
  8. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Exactly. You said "in an 'employment at will' state they can fire you for any reason or no reason at all and awarning or explanation is not required," but the link you cited here says exactly the opposite. The states without exemptions are the ones that can fire you for any reason and without explanation, but those states are in the minority. In fact, there are only 3 states (Delaware, Massachusetts, and Montana) in which this is true because all of the rest of the states either have implied contract or good faith exemptions, or both.
  9. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Actually, all 50 states are at will states.
  10. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Do you know how many states are "employment at will" states?
  11. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Honestly, everyone has a different experience and a different opinion. I don't particularly care if anyone else is pro-union. I simply kindly disagree.
  12. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    If you have a legitimate case of wrongful termination or of the violation of your rights by an employer, you will have no trouble finding the help you need. If, on the other hand, you have a case that is all accusation with no evidence, or one in which the violation by the employer is your subjective opinion, than I would agree with you. Not all "injustices" go to court, true, but in many cases of true employer misconduct, they don't go to court because the employer settles beforehand.
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    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    As stated above, if you are truly a victim of wrongful termination, and especially if your employee rights were violated, you will have no trouble finding an attorney who will enter into a contingency agreement. You will also have the full backing of the EEOC at absolutely no cost to you. On the other hand, if your case is frivolous, you are correct in saying that you will have a difficult time.
  14. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    If I were to be exploited, denied my rights, and wrongfully terminated, I would have a plethora of legal avenues to pursue. Like I said, I'm just giving my opinion, since that is what the OP asked for. You certainly don't have to agree.
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    Feedback appreciated

    I did complete an incident report. Haven't heard anything new, by the way.
  16. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    The hospital I work at just had all the techs and service workers unionize. The hospital policy in force before was a standard annual raise of 3%, up to 5% if you did really well on your review. The union contract gives them 2% annually. They also lost 2 paid days off per year. Of course, now they pay dues on top of it. In return, they got "solidarity." As I said earlier, I'm not "anti-union" in that I don't go around and share my opinion on the subject nor do I try to influence others. However, the union just doesn't seem worth it to me. On top of that, they are way too political for my liking. There's a reason they are in decline.
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