Joe before I got into the medical field I was a president of a local union in NJ. I know the BS that goes on and as such it helped me tremendously when I got into the medical field and into management.
Unions served a purpose back in the 30s and 40s when the federal goverment did not have a labor board, EEOC, OSHA and a plethora of other agencies. When production shifted out of the US and union memberships plummeted they focused there attentions on hospitals as a way to pick up a cash cow. I find their rhetoric to be exhausting BS.
If one wants to suceed they should look at progressing on their own merits and not riding on the coat tales of others. jmop