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  1. Am trying to learn more about nursing unions.
    I would like to hear from anyone who belongs to a "nursing" union that could give me both the pros and cons. I feel those who have been a part of this type of organization might be the best resource to look to.
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  3. by   -jt
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by sz47:
    [B]Am trying to learn more about nursing unions.
    I would like to hear from anyone who belongs to a "nursing" union that could give me both the pros and cons. I feel those who have been a part of this type of organization might be the best resource


    review these for more of an idea....

    Is Collective Bargaining Professional for RNs?
    Collective Bargaining is a Professional Imperative.... http://www.ana.org/dlwa/barg/index.htm


    Welcome to UAN - The Union for Nurses, by Nurses http://www.uannurse.org/


    There's definitely a difference between a union hospital and a non-union hospital. But how can you tell if you've never experienced it?
    Tour the Virtual Union Hospital http://www.nursealliance.org/together/hospital1.cfm


    United Nurses of America http://www.afscme.org/una/index.html


    union vs non-union http://nsweb.nursingspectrum.com/nur...R=13877&AGE=14


  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Check us out too. www.calnurse.org
    A union is a formal way to advocate for your patients as well as yourselves.
  5. by   fergus51
    I will never work for a non-union hospital again. The pay was worse, the conditions sucked and there was no way to really change things there. If you didn't like it then leave was about all I heard, so I did. Now I am unionized (all nurses in Canada are) and it is much better, though it could still improve. The people in the union are what make or break it. Luckily I don't work with anyone familiar with the phrase "that's not in my job description".
  6. by   nursejanedough
    Are there any nurse's unions in the South? Is a nurse's union like a typical union? I read somewhere on this site about a no-strike clause. How can you have a union without being able to strike?

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