will really change?
is common to believe that having a union enables you to improve
wages and benefits. While this is true, it is only part of
the picture. As unionized healthcare professionals we also
utilize our voice to improve our workplace across a whole
spectrum of issues, including inadequate staffing, mandatory
overtime, proper orientation, and other professional concerns.
Organizing at your place of employment also joins you with
other organized healthcare employees to make changes on the
state and national levels.
Massachusetts we prevailed on the state legislature to
pass a whistle blower law protecting an employee's obligation
to come forward when faced with corrupt employers, unsafe
conditions, and other issues that were once swept under
have negotiated contracts that lead the nation in wage
first thing to remember is that organizing in your workplace
is your right!
the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) you have the legal
right to form a union in your workplace. The NLRA says:
Section 7: "Employees shall have the right to self-organization,
to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain
collectively through representation of their own choosing,
and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose
of collective bargaining..."
8(a): "It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer
to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the
exercise of the rights guaranteed in Section 7.
can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!
know it must seem like a daunting task and at time it
seems like things will never change or are destined to
get worse. But, a whole other story is being forged by
nurses all over the country. In record numbers we are
standing up and making a difference.
professionals uniting for their own welfare and that of
their patients is always a winning formula. We can help
you get started. Contact us today!