Now that you're a nurse, are you also a union member?

Over the past 30 years, unions have been on the decline. By 2019, only ten percent of the U.S. labor population was represented by unions, but unionized healthcare workers stood at 20%. Due to a confluence of factors, both those statistics are highly likely to increase. Here’s why;



Aside from strikes, which are opposed by most healthcare workers, and devastating to the community and hospital, unions have many positives to tout.



Drawbacks of unions are the possibility of unsustainable wages for healthcare organizations, strikes, as discussed earlier, and non-nurse union leadership.


With lots of momentum toward organization and 1 in 5 healthcare workers already in a union, it is likely during your career that you will be part of a union.



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