LEGAL QUESTIONS: To join or not to join

November 2005 
Volume 35  Number 11
Pages 66 - 67
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I'm fresh out of nursing school and very excited that I've just signed a contract for my first position. My supervisor told me I can choose whether or not to join the nurses' union at this facility. I don't know much about unions—I hear some good and some bad about them—and don't want to make a choice I'll regret. What do you recommend? If anyone sued me, would being a union member help me?

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