RNs protest Gov. Snyder's "Right to Work" corporate takeover - page 7
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... Read More
Dec 13, '12 by Spidey's mom, ADN, BSN, RN GuideQuote from tntrnI'm a California girl . . . and yes, it is harder and harder here due to taxes and yes, California is on the road to bankruptcy and Gov. Moonbeam isn't helping.You have the choice of moving to the West Coast. Higher pay and higher taxes and if you are talking California, a state bound for bankruptcy.
Dec 13, '12 by tntrnQuote from Spidey's momI'm a California girl . . . and yes, it is harder and harder here due to taxes and yes, California is on the road to bankruptcy and Gov. Moonbeam isn't helping.
I lived in California the last time he was Governor. For the life of me, I couldn't believe he actually got elected again. All I can figure is that those who voted him in this time, aren't old enough to remember the last time.
Dec 13, '12 by herring_RN GuideGovernor Brown was a fiscal conservative in his first term.
In 2009 an article in "The American Conservative" said, "Governor Brown was much more of a fiscal conservative than Governor Reagan....
... Reagan had raised taxes several times and boosted spending by an average of 12.2 percent a year. In his first year as governor, by contrast, Brown increased spending by just 4.6 percent, less than the rate of inflation. He wasn’t always so restrained in the rest of his reign, but he was thriftier than his predecessor, accumulating one of the biggest budget surpluses in California history...
Five Faces of Jerry Brown | The American Conservative
He was for a balanced budget amendment.
Being pro live I approved of his opposition to the death penalty.
I did not approve of his having malathion sprayed to kill med flys.
@ sycamorestudent-Nobody in Michigan is forced to join a union-they can TRY (its not easy) to find a union job. OR they can hire in at one of the MANY hospitals that are non- union! No union dues, nurses and patients get treated like garbage.How's that for "free association?"
[QUOTE=22gawhitacre;7069547]Doesn't this law just state that you are not forced a union if you want to be employed by a business that has an employee union currently? I don't see the real harm in his law.[/QUOTEIt's a hidden agenda. People r not going to be required to pay union dues. It's very hard to acquire a union job anyways. If they don't want to pay union dues there r TONS of hospitals in Michigan that are non-union. New nurses at non union mi hospitals make 25 hr & can have 7+patients w out ANY ancillary help- not even someone to transport the patients (at a non union ER that I worked at). union hospitals treat nurses way better- more money and you actually have time to notice if a patient is crashing! Basically, governor synder is going to disable the unions. If people don't pay their union dues ( &believe me there are idiotic people in the field) then the union will not have any money to fight for our rights! if your family member came into my ER & was close to dying- u would not want to be in my NON-UNION hospital because we might be too busy to notice that u were dying...
what you describe as far as poor staffing occurs in union facilities also. And in our state, there can be non-union shop hospitals. Ours is one. You can choose not to be a union member, but you are still covered by union rules. the union does just fine.
but simply having a union doesn't guarantee safe patient care or wonderful patient-staff ratios. it all depends on what the contract, agreed to by both parties, says.
Fox news! That's a bunch of garbage!!!Last edit by cjbacjba on Dec 14, '12 : Reason: MiStake
Quote from cjbacjbaTntrn- which state do u live in?
Currently in Washington State. But I also lived and worked in California. Active on union negotiating teams in both places.
Dec 14, '12 by JolieQuote from cjbacjbaPerhaps not your choice of a news source, but that does not make the information inaccurate.Fox news! That's a bunch of garbage!!!
Would you prefer the Detroit News version of the story?
I posted the article to observe the response here, which was quite predictible. Unless I missed a post (and I sincerely apologize if I have), herring is the only non-conservative poster I saw who decried the violence that characterized this union activity.
Thank you, herring.
And thank you cjbacjba for your input. It is revealing.
Dec 14, '12 by JolieQuote from Spidey's momThanks, Steph. That means a lot, coming from you I learned a long time ago not to live my life based upon other peoples' opinions.LOL - Jolie's just an old broad like me. A smart savvy business owner, not to mention very helpful mentor to nurses who have worked in the same areas she has worked.
But it is nice to be "carded" when you are waaaay over 21 so I think she should just enjoy the compliment.
It appears that I've been 'analyzed' based upon a few posts, mostly of a factual nature. I suggest the poster not give up her day job to read tarot cards or guess ages in a carnival sideshow. She'll starve. Unless, of course, there is union representation to protect her