Managing Nurses in a Collective Bargaining Environment Introduction As our population continues to age and health care costs in our nation rises, our nation will come to expect a restructuring in healthcare systems. The restructuring may impact the need for unionization as a viable option to improve nursing employment conditions. It is no surprise that as the population ages, more nurses are needed. Presently, nurses are in high demand due to a shortage in their field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2010-2011, cite the RN employment outlook is excellent and the profession expects to see a 22 percent gain within the next five years. The BLS (2010) and Hirsch and Macpherson (2007) contend that nurses are indeed the largest...The end:
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