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Should I join the Texas Public Employees Union, the National Nurses United (NNU), or some other union?

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Naturally Brilliant has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I work for a Texas public university system's hospital as a staff RN, and today I hit the six-month mark where I'm off the probationary period and am now a permanent state employee. Yay! :-) 

Which union should I join now? I'm a socialist and strongly believe in unionization, but I'm not sure which is the best union that can represent myself and other nurses.

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Why wouldn’t you join the Union in place where you work? 

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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34 minutes ago, Naturally Brilliant said:

There isn't one.  This is Texas.

If you don't have a union where you work, it will be very difficult to try to bring one in- simply uttering the U word can put a target on your back. I highly recommend you do some research before making a decision- you can join a union, but it isn't going to be able to help you at your job if there isn't an official contract.

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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there is one ,when the ebola crisis erupted the union got involved,I forgot the name but it is national,look it up,it is uncommon in Texas but exists.

 

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