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  1. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    I'd have to agree that unions are horrible these days. My union has done nothing to help during this crisis. They have spent all their time petitioning the hospital for hazard pay and continue to do so even though the hospital has explained that it has suffered huge revenue declines and hazard pay would only be possible if we have hundreds of layoffs. But the union has not said a thing about lack of ppe or training. I've never loved unions, but this is just another reason I believe they are on the decline.
  2. As an ED nurse, I don't know everything that's going on with my patients. Sometimes I'm stuck with a critical patient and am not able to tend to the others. Someones doctors don't communicate well. Sometimes rapid turnover happens and us imperfect nurses don't get an immediate chance to scour the MR. And sometimes, gulp, I even make mistakes. I definitely felt like I knew much more about my patients when I worked on med-surg.
  3. I personally choose not to put mine, but others that I work with do. Definitely comes across as having a superiority complex, in my humble and honest opinion, but that's just my opinion so who cares. If you want to include your credentials, more power to you!
  4. Thanks for the info. Do you know where to find an application?
  5. 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.
  6. jinct

    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.
  7. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Usually coercion and intimidation go hand in hand with unions
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Pay depends very much on where in the country you live. Some states have starting pay in the low 20s. Others are over 40. You can't really compare a job, union or not, in new york with one in utah.
  11. jinct

    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. jinct

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

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

    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    Do you know how many states are "employment at will" states?
  16. 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.
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