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Should Nurses Be Unionized?

by Tera Tuten on January 28, 2014

According to the Washington DC-based Department for Professional Employees union coalition, 18 percent of RNs and 10 percent of LPNs and LVNs in the U.S. are union members.

What’s more, unionized nurses can earn an average of $200-$400 more per week than non-unionized nurses.

So why not join a union? It turns out, doing so is a more complex (and personal) issue than just signing up and cashing-in on the extra pay (if applicable) and other benefits – real or perceived.

Here’s a quick look at some of the upsides and pitfalls of having such representation: [click to continue…]

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