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Organize with PASNAP

PASNAP is the fastest growing union for nurses and health professionals in Pennsylvania. As members of a professional union, we have the right to sit at the table where decisions about our work are made. Now, we have the power to define our work lives and improve patient care, both in the worksite and in the political arena.

To find out how nurses have benefited by organizing with PASNAP, including Crozer nurses, who are the highest paid nurses in the state of Pennsylvania, click here:

What PASNAP Nurses Have Won: Crozer Nurses


To learn about common myths about what it means to have a professional nurses union, click here:

9 Things that Management Says When Nurses Talk About Organizing a Union


     
 

As unionized registered nurses and healthcare professionals, we have a right to sit at the table where decisions that affect our patients and our profession are made.

However, throughout Pennsylvania many nurses do not yet have a voice in the decision making.  The only way for us to make our voices heard is by organizing a union at our facilities.

Thousands of nurses have successfully organized and used their collective power to improve staffing, address inequities in compensation, and turn their facilities into places where nurses are respected and treated like professionals.

The National Labor Relations Act protects nurses' right to organize.  If you are interested in finding out how organizing might work at your hospital call us at 610-567-2907 or email us with the form below.

 

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Phone:

Are You A Registered Nurse?:
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Hospital Name:

City You Work In:

Unit:

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Note: All responses are kept strictly confidential


What your employer cannot do

1. They cannot tell employees that management will fire or punish employees if they engage in union activity.

2. They cannot lay off or discharge an employees for union activity.

3. They cannot bar employees' union representatives from signing union petitions during non-working hours.

4. They cannot bar employees from discussing the union during working hours (in non-patient areas) provided it does not interfere with patient care.

5. They cannot ask employees about confidential union matters, meetings, etc.

6. They cannot ask employees about the union representatives.

7. They cannot ask employees how they intend to vote.

8. They cannot ask employees whether or not they belong to a union or have signed a petition for a union.

9. They cannot, by the nature of the work assignment, create conditions intended to get rid of an employee because of his/her union activity.

10. They cannot threaten employees or coerce them in any way in an attempt to influence their vote.

11. They cannot tell employees that existing benefits will be discontinued if the facility is unionized.

12. They cannot say unionization will force management to lay off staff.

13. They cannot say unionization will take away benefits and privileges presently in effect.

14. They cannot promise employees promotions, raises or other benefits if they get out of the union or refrain from joining it.

Any of the above acts constitutes a violation of the National Labor Relations Act. You can protect your right to organize.


Membership

Associate Membership

PASNAP has two associate membership options for healthcare professionals who are not employed at a facility with a PASNAP- negotiated collective bargaining agreement. 

1. Associate Independent Member (AIM)

This membership is open to all qualified persons who are included, by virtue of their profession, in the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), and any others that may be designated, who are not members of a PASNAP Bargaining Unit Local.

Dues shall be $100.00 per year.

AIM members shall be non-voting attendees at the annual House of Delegates and shall be entitled to the following:

  • Participant in educational offerings sponsored by PASNAP.
  • Participant in organizing efforts of PASNAP.
  • Participant in PASNAP standing committees.
  • Participant in promoting legislative agenda.
  • Recipient of PASNAP newsletter.

2. Associate Retired Member (ARM)

This membership is open to all qualified persons who are included, by virtue of their profession, in the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), and any others that may be designated, who are retired or disabled. (ARM members, who were former members of a PASNAP local, shall be offered Associate status in their local based on individual local bylaws.)

Dues shall be $25.00 per year. 
ARM membership shall be non-voting attendees at the annual House of Delegates and shall be entitled to the following:
  • Participant in educational offerings sponsored by PASNAP.
  • Participant on organizing efforts of PASNAP.
  • Participant in PASNAP standing committee.
  • Participant in promoting legislative agenda.
  • Recipient of PASNAP newsletter.

Who has Joined PASNAP

SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby
Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol
Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown
Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital, Fort Washington
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia
Temple Jeanes Hospital, Philadelphia
Wills Eye Surgical Center, Philadelphia

NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre
Community Medical Center, Scranton

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Butler Memorial Hospital, Butler
Warren General Hospital, Warren