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What will really change?

It 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.

  • In 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 the rug.
  • We have negotiated contracts that lead the nation in wage standards.
  • The first thing to remember is that organizing in your workplace is your right!
  • Under 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..."
  • Section 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.
  • You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • We 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.
  • Healthcare 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!

 

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