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by Thomas Murdock Thomas Murdock (New Member) New Member

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Hi everyon, I’m considering moving to Arizona to be closer to family but I’ve most hospitals there are not union. Having worked always in union hospitals I’m Nervous about the possibility of working in a non union position. My question is does anyone know of hospitals in the Phoenix area that have unions? Thanks! 

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TriciaJ has 37 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired.

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According to a cursory web search, St Mary's and St Joseph's in Tucson voted to unionize last fall.

 

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Public High School Nurse.

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Arizona is a right to work state, not remotely union friendly. I am not aware of any hospital here in Phoenix where nurses are unionized in the private or public sector (unless VA nurses are, maybe?). I'm from Minneapolis where most nurses are represented.  I'd rather be in a union setting myself; the reality is that pay, benefits and staffing are almost always better for bedside nurses and other front line workers.  

Many here are vigorously opposed to unions though they have no actual experience with one, just political thoughts. You even bring them up, it's like you casually mentioned having brunch with the devil.... people freak out.

All that said, there are still good places to work, and you can make a living. Don't let that one issue hold you back if you really want to be here.  Good luck!

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