RNs protest Gov. Snyder’s “Right to Work” corporate takeover - page 3

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With their mouths taped shut, RNs protest Gov. Snyder’s “Right to Work” corporate takeover Michigan Nurses Association protests on the Capitol steps in Lansing against Michigan Right To Work legislation Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.... Read More


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    It won't work for nurses because you will always have someone undermining the process. "Oh I'll take 5 dollars less an hour and no benefits if you give me the contract instead of her". I have seen that happen in non contract situations. I had a nurse from the phillipines tell me that she went to her interview and told the DON that she had little experience but would take 3 dollars less than the lowest end of the payscale grid. She was hired right away. THAT is what nursing is and the glut of candidates only makes it worse.
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    Quote from VICEDRN
    Everybody here whining about the unions feel free to come down here to Georgia where you can take care of up to 10 med/surg patients without a break and for garbage wages. PLUS get floated off your shift or onto a unit where you don't have a clue what you are doing. The unit's average amount of experience is less than two years. You ready? I'm sure yall will hurry on down here, right?

    The NP can come enjoy our awesome weak scope of practice for an NP...

    Plenty of jobs to go around and they all SUCK folks!!

    Nothing's for nothing.
    And how does forcing people to join unions fix any of that? You can still form a union, lobby your state government, and fight for all those things. The only thing right to work says is that you cant require someone to join a union. I believe in the right to free association, how about you?
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    "right to work" is a nice way of saying "right to be poor". As someone up-thread said, "right to work" states have plenty of jobs. Plenty of jobs that suck.....
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    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    And how does forcing people to join unions fix any of that? You can still form a union, lobby your state government, and fight for all those things. The only thing right to work says is that you cant require someone to join a union. I believe in the right to free association, how about you?
    So who's forcing anyone to join a union? My LTC home is a government facility and unionized.... and if you don't want to BE in a union, then don't work here. Pretty simple. There's plenty of craptacular private nursing homes down the road to pick from....
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    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    And how does forcing people to join unions fix any of that? You can still form a union, lobby your state government, and fight for all those things. The only thing right to work says is that you cant require someone to join a union. I believe in the right to free association, how about you?
    In Georgia, you can not organize and join a union. Its a right to work state. Unions are not permitted. The only union here is at the VA.

    I believe in the right to free association and you have every right to go work somewhere where the union is not present.

    Unions have successfully protected their workers' rights to fair compensation, safe staffing ratios and most importantly for the patients, the right to speak up on behalf of the patients. If nurses can not speak up for their patients, conditions become dangerous.
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    Quote from VICEDRN
    In Georgia, you can not organize and join a union. Its a right to work state. Unions are not permitted. The only union here is at the VA.
    Right to work laws DO NOT BAN unions. They eliminate the requirement that one MUST join a union or pay dues to a union in order to be employed. Voluntary union membership is NOT prohibited.

    A right-to-work law is a statute in the United States of America that prohibits union security agreements, or agreements between labor unions and employers that govern the extent to which an established union can require employees' membership, payment of union dues, or fees as a condition of employment, either before or after hiring. "Right-to-work" laws do not, as the short phrase might suggest, aim to provide a general guarantee of employment to people seeking work, but rather are a government regulation of the contractual agreements between employers and labor unions that prevents them from excluding non-union workers.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-to-work_law
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    I live in a right to work state and you will be exercising your right to work somewhere else if you even MENTION a union. I wonder how many anti union folks on here enjoy sick time, vacation time, paid holidays etc...those are things spawned from union efforts over the years.
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    Money behind Michigan's "right to work" legislation

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    "As labor unions have declined, workers have had less power and significantly the median wage has declined in tandem. In fact, over the last 30 years, most workers have seen no increase in their wages at all,"

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    Michigan Nurses Association: The power of collective bargaining

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