"Because nurses are the ones with constant contact with our patients, we know what patients want better than anyone else. We are with them more than their own family at the best and worst times of their life. A voice for nursing staff is also a louder voice for our patients. A union would mean that the nurses of Beaumont finally have a say in the safety of their patients as well as the trajectory of their career."
Brandon Figueroa, RN, 5C Nephrology, 1.5 years at Beaumont
"My career at Beaumont has just been a huge roller coaster mostly plummeting downhill from how things were when I first hired in. I will be honest, I have even considered a complete career change because how demoralized Beaumont’s corporate attitude has made me feel over the last 3-5 years. Ultimately, I am still here because I am a dedicated employee that loves being a nurse, I have amazing co-workers, and I genuinely enjoy the work I do in my department. Until I heard about a union being formed, I was just biding my time until I found the right job to be able to leave Beaumont. Now, I have a fresh hope and just want to do everything I can to make Beaumont a better place where we don’t have to feel defeated and can be proud of where we work again. We have had some rough years, but I am confident that if we bind together with one voice, we will all be amazed by what we can accomplish. I look forward to working with you all to bring Beaumont back to truly be the leader in health care that they claim to be."
Jacob Blaszyk, RN, Endoscopy, 15 years at Beaumont