Texas Nurses Unions

  1. hey guys I'm wondering if there are any hospitals in Austin, Dallas, or San Antonio that are unionized. please let me know I'm thinking i want to move to one of these areas and have been pleased with our nurses union out here.

    thanks
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  3. by   HenryJunior
    I believe unionizing is outlawed in the Lone Star State. Remember Texas is very employer(business) friendly...
  4. by   loricatus
    Only one unionized hospital in Texas-Cypress Fairbanks (Tenet Healthcare) http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine...Texas-15462-2/

    Texas doesn't allow closed shops. The majority of union workers in the state are auto workers.
  5. by   HouTx
    The right to organize is a fundamental right of all Americans - it cannot be made "illegal" by any state. That being said, Texas is a 'right to work' state which means that there cannot be any 'closed shops' in which all employees must be union members. The previous poster is correct. There is one (for profit) Houston facility in which nurses recently voted for union representation.

    Before you write us off, you should compare work environments, benefits, etc. I believe you will find them comparable to what you are accustomed to.

    Organized labor has never been very popular in Texas. Our culture emphasizes rugged individualism and independence than group activity - even for "worthy" causes. Example - our unfailing and absolute dedication to "one person - one vehicle" rather than mass transit even when we know that it doesn't make sense (yes, I am a Houston native).
  6. by   labcat01
    Quote from rbezemek
    Our culture emphasizes rugged individualism and independence than group activity - even for "worthy" causes. Example - our unfailing and absolute dedication to "one person - one vehicle" rather than mass transit even when we know that it doesn't make sense (yes, I am a Houston native).
    Woo hoo! Seven months in Houston and I've stopped using my turn signal all together. Sorry rbezemek- being a native of Houston, you might not know what a "turn signal" is. I suggest Google for answers.


    But I digress, I think rbezemek is correct. Ask around to find out where the good places to work are located and it give it a chance. For example, in Houston, St. Luke's and Methodist have good reputations for being nurse friendly (*hides from all the Hermann nurses*).
    Last edit by labcat01 on Apr 22, '09
  7. by   TheCommuter
    To the original poster: Texas is a staunchly anti-union state. Nurses who move here from states where nurses unions are common, usually experience a major culture shock once they first start working in the hospitals here.

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