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Welcome to PASNAP’s Newest Members!

By Patricia Eakin, PASNAP President, RN, BSN, CEN

The addition of nurses from three hospitals in just a few weeks represents a very large growth spurt. So what’s going on? Why are we growing when overall union membership in the country is declining and unions are so often unfairly disparaged in the press?

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NPR: Hospitals Don’t Protect Nurses From Injuries

There are more than 35,000 back and other injuries among nursing employees every year, severe enough that they have to miss work.

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Union rallies in Pottsville to protest right-to-work

Taking a stand against the concept of a right-to-work law in the state, more than 400 labor union representatives marched in Pottsville on Saturday and gave speeches outside the Schuylkill County Courthouse.

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Uneventful news is the news with Temple, unions

A week ago, an uneventful thing happened. And that’s the news. The uneventful thing was the settling of a contract June 24 between Temple University Hospital and the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals.

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Holding Your Employer Accountable: Get Creative

By Elaine Weale, RN BSN, Vice President – WVNA/PASNAP

With a recent change in our Cardiac Cath Lab management at Wilkes-Barre General, our nurses found themselves facing several problems. Although the new manager was said to have cath lab experience, that soon came into question.

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Anti-Worker Legislation In Pennsylvania

“Right-to-Work” (or “Right-to-Work-for-less”) statutes make it illegal for unions to negotiate clauses in their contracts which require non-members to pay a “fair share” fee for the services they receive from the union.

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Pennsylvania Nurses Oppose Gov. Corbett’s Privatization Push

Gov. Corbett’s plan to dramatically increase the number of retail liquor, beer and wine outlets in the state would jeopardize public health and should be rejected by lawmakers, according to the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP).

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Despite Recession, Union Standards Remain Strong as Non-Union Conditions Erode Drastically

During the months of August and September, PASNAP undertook a survey of many…

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As Unions Cheer Health Care Decision, Some Push for More

By Peter Knowlton, LaborNotes.org

It’s Supremely official: Congress can force us to pay private corporations to deliver a fundamental human right, health care.

With the Affordable Care Act intact, we will get to see how the law actually pans out—because no one really knows what to expect when the law begins in earnest in 2014.

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