Looking for support from fellow unionized nurse

  1. I work at a small rural hospital in northwestern PA. We have been unionized for over 25 years with a service union. We have been grouped together with non-nurses such as maintenance, dietary, and housekeeping, and nurses make up the minority of this group. We feel that our unique nursing concerns are not being addressed, and we are in the process of decertifying from our current union and forming our own independent union. We would like to hear from others that have gone through a similar experience. We also need to write our constitution, by-laws, and start on a contract. We would like examples of contracts that are nursing specific, or any input or advice anyone may have.
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