I would not got with SEIU ever
!! I am a very reluctant member of SEIU Healthcare and I could list 10 reasons why I would never tell nurses to contact them to represent them.
I'll share a few: The organizers don't pay one penny towards their health insurance because our grossly overpriced dues pay for them. They think they are so much for the working man and keeping the middle class but they really are a typical Leftist/Marxist/Socialist group where the leaders live like kings, all paid for by the working man. The only part of that statement they'll be offended by is that 'they live like kings,' the leaders want to be recognized as
Leftist/Marxist/Communist. Trust me
I highly doubt that SEIUs in other areas are much different and don't get me started on their penchant for rabble rousing and yes, even violence: UPDATED! Twenty eyewitness accounts of SEIU's violence at Labor Notes
I believe in unions and would not want to work in healthcare today without one but I'm not an idiot either. Good luck
to you and your fellow nurses!! Contact every single union out there and make sure that they understand healthcare and especially
nursing before you all decide anything!!