National Labor Relations Act

Power in Organizations

Have you ever been involved in union organizing, collective bargaining, or worked in a union shop? If so, share your experience. If not, locate a scholarly journal article that describes collective bargaining and describe how it works within an organization.

Have you ever worked in a healthcare facility that had Magnet accreditation, or had experience with shared governance? If so, share your experience. If not, locate a scholarly journal article that describes shared governance and explain how it could be implemented in your current facility.

  • Length: 1000 – 1250 words
  • Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.
  • References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. At least two (2) scholarly sources should be utilized in this assignment.

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Collective bargaining also plays an effective communication channel between the nurses and those in leadership, and those who make policies and decisions that directly or indirectly impact the nursing practice. Additionally, through collective bargaining, nurses are able to take part in the decision-making process and also advocate for measures and programs that advance their professional development and growth. The quality of patient care has also been improved through collective bargaining, where nurses advocate for more funds or resources that enable them to safely and effectively provide the best care services to their patients. Every year, millions of workers from different sectors in the United States negotiate and renegotiate their terms of employment or working conditions.

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