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How can I find out about Union nursing positions? Which hospitals have it?
Good for you, Unions built the middle class; Right-To-Work States did not and never will! In fact, I moved out of the South because I was tired of being employed and struggling financially in a Right-To-Work State. To answer your question, look at State Labor Laws to find the right hospitals.
Many States in the South and Mid-West have terrible Labor Laws (Right-to-work), where you the employee do not have any rights to work, but the employer has all the rights to fire you for blinking wrong and not give you any kind of benefits or descent pay to care for yourself or your family. In fact, nurses are paid the WORSE in Right-To-Work States because those same States do not have many hospitals that have Unions (SURPRISE).
Sadly, historically unionized States in MI and WI are under attack at this time. Hopefully our blue-collar professional brothers and sisters in those States will be able to fight back and push back successfully. In the mean time, look at States in the West (CA and some others), East (NY), and HI for Labor Laws that support Unions.
Many (not all) hospitals in those States are unionized. However, Nurses working in non-union facilities and/or within non-union positions benefit from the unionized pay and other employee protections from the surrounding facilities because the non-union places need to compete with Unionized positions in order to attract the best candidates. Good Luck!