I am an RN at an 800+ bed Level 1 Trauma/Teaching Hospital with a union since about 1999. We are affiliated with SEIU Healthcare and I think that they are less than effective at representing nurses. They don't seem to mind that we are over ratio all of the time and lots of other contract violations. The Organizer based at my hospital and other SEIU Healthcare employees I know haven't ever been in healthcare let alone a nurse and they are supposed to know to protect nurses?? When I look at their website, there is very, very little about patients or nurses- who they represent- but a lot about a 15.00 minimum wage and quasi-political things.None of us aren't happy and some want to switch unions or not have one at all. Tell me about your union. Which one are you in? Do they help you? How? Thank you!!!