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mary t in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

131 months ago

have any chaplains in hospital considered joining or promoting union membership for chaplains? Any chaplains out there who have unionized? what is your experience of this?

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Paco in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

121 months ago

No neccesary...

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Grapik in Los Angeles, California

11 months ago

mary t in Milwaukee, Wisconsin said: have any chaplains in hospital considered joining or promoting union membership for chaplains? Any chaplains out there who have unionized? what is your experience of this?

We tried to unionize, after being given a 30-day notice to be placed on 24x7 on-call to do death pronouncements. As a hospice chaplain, we felt that this was outside our scope of practice, as pronouncing is customarily a clinical person. This addition of on-call was also assigned with zero additional compensation.

Unfortunately, the hospital chaplains were not effected and so they said organizing was not necessary. Both the nurses union and social worker unions were ready to represent us.

Until all the chaplains are willing to stand for justice, it is simply not possible.

On our end, they took us off the on-call, after two chaplains quit over the year and a new leader came to manage the area. She felt it was wrong to add the on-call for a nurses duty. Thank God.

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