Hello All. I wanted to ask if anyone here knows of a case where someone has made a nursing union succeed in a right-to-work state. I work in Idaho, where just like in most right-to-work states, large corporations thrive due to their ability to run roughshod over their employees with the full support of the state government. For me, the question isn't whether or not I want a union, I 100% want one. I am fed up with increasing ratios, increasing workload, and retaliation against anyone who speaks up about patient safety concerns. I am not the only one who wishes we could organize. Even many of the more political moderates like myself as well as conservative coworkers I have are even starting to express support for the idea. Unfortunately, I just don't see how we can succeed with one. It is a right to work state, so anyone can choose not to be a part of it. I work on med/Surg, and our floor almost without exception wants unionization, as well as PCU, ICU, and ER (in short, all the floors that are getting progressively more screwed each year). Our L&D, postpartum, and pediatrics floors oppose it since they all have pretty posh conditions on their floor d/t having such high reimbursement, and they think that the hospital will gouge their floor to meet our demands (which I have to admit is a likely valid fear). I would say that on our Med/Surg, PCU, ICU, and ER, I would make an informal guess that about 75-80% would support unionization, while in the other mentioned departments about the same percentage are opposed. Much as we would love to have one, I just worry about it causing a lot of ugly infighting and hostility that I just don't know if I have the stomach for. Most of the stories I hear about successful nurses unions come from states like California, new York, and other similar ones that have stronger union protection laws. Does anyone know here about any examples of nurses that have had successful unions in right to work states? Or does someone knowledgeable on the subject think that we have a chance given what I've explained above? As much as I want one, if we simply have no chance I don't want to start the fight.