The MNA union difference!
As we currently have active organizing campaigns in Montana, I wanted to share the difference the organized (unionized) nurses see with a collective bargaining agreement or contract.
Your MNA labor department continues to work hard to improve your working environment and to increase your voice in patient care for you and your patients. Questions? Please call MNA at 406-442-6710.
Without an MNA Union WITH an MNA Union Contract Contract MNA The employer makes all Staffing levels are Bylaws staffing decisions without negotiable! Either through Chair nurse input, without your negotiations directly or expertise regarding safety through Labor Management or acuity. Committees, we work to include nursing input in * How do you like their staffing levels! staffing decisions so far? Fairness Without a contract, the A union contract defines employer cannot be held all benefits, discipline, accountable to any standard scheduling, etc.; therefore of fairness; there is no your contract assists with guarantee of equal creating equity! It treatment among nurses. requires your employer to be fair, and standards are enforceable. Discipline Without a contract, Under "just cause" discipline can be discipline standards, the arbitrary, or instituted employer is obligated to without cause. Discipline have reasonable rules, can be inequitable, harsh apply them fairly, conduct for minor offenses, and fair investigations, and be sometimes conducted in reasonable in disciplinary public. action. During discipline, the Nurses have Weingarten employer and nurse are rights--rights allowing a typically alone, leaving nurse to have union the nurse without representation or a nurse representation (without advocate present during an Weingarten rights)-- investigatory meeting--a creating a non-defensible second set of eyes & ears! situation. Once unfair discipline is Unfair discipline can be imposed, the nurse has challenged and grieved little recourse. through the contractual grievance procedure. Benefits Employer can change or A union contract guarantees eliminate your benefits at and defines your benefits any time, without your as YOU negotiate them. You consent! This can include determine your priorities, changing your health elect a bargaining team insurance (paying higher among your colleagues, and premiums for less bargain together. What you coverage); modifying negotiate is enforceable differentials, PTO or and cannot be changed or earned time accrual, and modified without your call-pay; or requiring consent. mandatory overtime without additional pay. Wages The employer determines and With a contract, we sets wages, usually with no negotiate wage scales that regard to seniority or respect seniority and skillset, creating inequity experience, and bargain in wages and experience. guaranteed longevity increases. A wage scale creates equality in compensation and allows you the knowledge to live knowing how your wages will increase from year to year, or with additional education. What you Without a union contract-- Nurses have a collective need to the employer will continue voice! The employer must know to make changes negotiate with you and unilaterally, with no listen to the MOST TRUSTED accountability and without PROFESSIONALS in the U.S.! NURSING input.
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|Title Annotation:||Labor Reports and News|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2016|
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