Don't laugh!Here in Spokane, one of the in one of the hospitals voted out SEIU because they were making disparaging remarks about the hospital, (true statements), but the nurses were upset about it!!
Talk about, stupid is as stupid does. The working conditions and pay are far below what the other hospitals make, there is NO job protection, new nurse leave for better options as soon as they can. Management changes the rules to suit themselves, all because the nurses were upset about what was said about the hospital by the union, that was all true!
This is the hospital that was like the last one in Washington State to unionize, and it was a battle to get the "martry marys", to vote them in. They are now back to square one if they want to unionize again.
Now, the RTs, X-ray techs, nurses aides, housekeeping, etc, are all unionized, but not the nurses. These groups unionized a few years ago, when the hospital made an arbitrary across the board pay cut, for everyone except the employees who had contracts. They were re-designing each department, in a way, that everyone believed that they were planning on firing all of the employees in these departments, and bringing in outside companies, so everyone would have to bid for their jobs back with this new company. At lower salaries, and less benefits, of course. What can I say? Live and learn, for all, except nurses. We never learn.
JMHO and my NY $0.02.