No unions ALLOWED in our state or raises at our hospital! Just have the thought go through your head and the thought police will get you and fire you. No raises at our hospital in two years, except of course for the umpteen VP's and above. Census is down which means no unit clerks, fewer ancillary staff, longer wait times for our patients call's to be answered as we have 6 patients on a high acuity med/surg floor. Of course the patients complaints are pointed towards the RN's as we can not adjust their air, fluff the blankets, get their family members coffee, plug in their cell phones etc. fast enough. Forget that we are trying to keep them safe, alive and medicated with their dilaudid/hydrocodone q 2 hrs for their lap appys!!!! Sorry for the rant..I am over worked and underpaid and I am jealous of your 2% raise and of the union states, someday, someday!