If you want a big brother over you to tell you what is best for you, instead of your own mind be my guest. Also if you want a safety net for dirt bag nurses who should have been fired many moons ago, be my guest. If you don't mind having to strike for a fifty cent raise, while someone else who is doing your job for five to ten dollars less than you, again be my guest. Perks like patient ratio, unions don't produce (just look at the other comments), better pay, yes but while rising the cost of care. Benefits (health, vision, dental....), would be provided anyway (what hospital couldn't offer any of these and still compete for workers?). At my work, about 5 years ago, we the employees were courted by a union as were another hospital around 15 miles away from us. Long story short, we didn't go union, they did. They have been on strike twice, loss their Blue Cross PPO (Health Net HMO now), and thier ability to discuss any work related subject w/o a union rep with management. All this for what you might ask...a 75 cent raise in those five years, plus 5 extra days a year of vacation, and a lightening of a 154 dollars a month for dues, no to begin to even mention about morale. If that is what a union can do for me, no thanks.