Hey everyone - When I was hired then almost instantly promoted to LVN at my SNF, I was asked if I wanted to join the union. The administrator told me all but one LVN was NOT in the union. And the reason why that one nurse was in the union was because she came from a long line of family members that are all union members. She gave me a few days to think about it, do some research, and get back to her. I asked a couple of my co-nurses and the main feedback I got was that being a part of the union meant guaranteed pay raises.
What is the big deal about being in the union? Representation if things go south? Pay raises? I opted out because I had also heard that the administrator would rather us nurses not be in the union. And she basically implied the same thing in our discussion. So did I make a good decision?
Any and all feedback welcome! Thanks in advance!