Nurses Rally Against Unionization as Law Muzzles Hospital Management


Nurses opposed to unionization at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, made their voices heard over heavy rainfall at a demonstration in front of the hospital.

“I don’t want someone standing between me and my patient, telling me how to do my job,” said one nurse who is voting “no” on the union-organizing effort. “I can make my own decisions.”

“What if someone dials 911, and we happen to be on strike at the time?” asked another nurse, who is part of the “Vote No” movement. “I’m concerned with the divisiveness with everyone in the hospital. We are a team.”

The Daily Signal counted about 10 “Vote No” nurses gathered outside of the hospital in the rain Friday morning during the streaming event.

“It’s easy to bring your concerns to the hospital,” another nurse said. “You can do this through the right process and make changes, and it doesn’t cost you anything from your paycheck.”

Two “Vote No” nurses express themselves in the rain during the streaming protest Friday from Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.

Supporters of the unionizing effort by National Nurses United, however, cite what they say are staffing shortages and working conditions that put nurses and hospital patients alike …read more