I posted a new thread months ago when I was first hired on at my current job. At that time, I was offered to join the union (persuaded not to join, more or less), then a few months later, voila - all LVNs in my facility were automatically joining the union!
Now, currently, I have filed a grievance and couldn't be happier that my union and union rep has my back. I really do feel protected and cared about by this union.
: (can't say i'm particularly happy about why i had to file a grievance, but oh well)
Honestly, the way things were going at my facility, I would have felt lost, alone, bullied, and basically screwed if I wasn't in this union. So, I am super Pro union...I wish I could stay in this union for the rest of my nursing career - totally worth the dues every month!!!