Which is better to work for overall and why? Are pay, benefits, and respect better with the union hospitals?
Apr 30, '14
Depends on the union/ hospital. As seen above, clearly some have had experiences.
I was a part of NYSNA when I worked in ny. I made $40/hr as a new grad, paid $87 for my union dues and had all my benefits covered. Although St. Vincent closed, it was my best experience. Now, 6 years later, in Virginia, no union, I pay $200 per paycheck for health insurance with $40 copays for office visits that are owned by my hospital, and I make $24/ hr as an experienced nurse working in heart surgery ICU. The best part is nurses having no one to stick up for them.
I would move back to NY and join NYSNA in a heart beat.
Last edit by bisson on Apr 30, '14
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