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To be, or not to be, that is the question.

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PennyWise has 6 years experience and specializes in Pulmonary, Transplant, Travel RN.

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PennyWise has 6 years experience and specializes in Pulmonary, Transplant, Travel RN.

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After reading the viewpoints expressed here, I think I've come to a better understanding of the situation unfolding around me. At first, the question in my mind was whether or not unionizing was a good idea. Now, its as much about doing it right if you are going to do it at all.

I do believe a union that tries to be everything to everybody in the end becomes nothing and helps nobody. My observations at my former place of employment play a role in this belief, but they are not the sole reason I feel this way.

So, in the end, since the union in question wants to spread its focus across such a large spectrum of clients instead of focusing on nursing, they are not a good choice IMO. Whether or not I want to unionize is secondary because even if I do want to, I don't want to do it with a union that includes so many groups outside of nursing.

When the time comes to say yea or nay...............I'll be voting against unionization. Its more a case of me saying no to this specific union's way of doing things than to unionizing. Perhaps later on down the road a chance to unionize with a more focused union will present itself.

We all float down here.

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nicurn001 specializes in Psych , Peds ,Nicu.

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Why not work to get the union you prefer , our employer had enterred an agreement with a union , we nurses looked at this decided we did not wish to join a non specific union , contacted a RN only union , they took the necessary steps to get upon an election and we voted them in.

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PennyWise has 6 years experience and specializes in Pulmonary, Transplant, Travel RN.

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Why not work to get the union you prefer , our employer had enterred an agreement with a union , we nurses looked at this decided we did not wish to join a non specific union , contacted a RN only union , they took the necessary steps to get upon an election and we voted them in.

That is a much better option IMO. Im not familiar with how to get the ball rolling on doing it though.

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GitanoRN has 48 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR.

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make sure that you to read before you sign....aloha~

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nicurn001 specializes in Psych , Peds ,Nicu.

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Look at the states nursing associations , to see if they do collective bargaining or look at the NNU site , which I believe has links re. organizing .

I can't swim so I don't float .

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