When I was working for $2.50/hour (1964 and $0.50/hour less than any other RN because it was a "non-nursing" position.) when I had applied for something else, the hospital, because of my past experience, had requested I accept, I would have jumped at a union. A few years ago the SEIU tried to organize local nurses and I was against them. First because, as an American, I object to the idea of an INTERNATIONAL union representing our nurses just as I object to its representing our federal workers. Next because much of what they were trying to push would have been detrimental to our profession. We ARE A PROFESSION and not a group of non specific people whose only interest is in the money. Yes, nurses need representation: no, it should not be from organizers totally outside our profession.