Hi there! I applied for a Nurse Manager position a few weeks ago at a unionized hospital in Florida (NNU) and I didn't know it was unionized until just today. I have had 2 phone calls with a recruiter who most recently said he was going to circle back with the hiring managers and be in touch with me soon if they're interested in an interview. I am currently an Assistant Nurse Manager across town in a non-union hospital.
I am not against unions, I am familiar with NNU and my politics line up with theirs as well, for the most part. I just had no idea there were union hospitals in Florida and I don't know anything about how they work since I've never worked for one, nor how that would affect me as a Nurse Manager. My thought is, as long as I am keeping my nurses' wellbeing in mind and doing everything I can to foster a good working environment with safe staffing ratios etc to the best of my ability, I shouldn't have anything to worry about, right? Would I be expected by the nurses to join the union or vice versa would management expect me to be anti-union? Any thoughts on how, if at all, this would affect my day to day job if I were hired there?