Once we vote to form our union, nothing changes automatically except for administration’s ability to make changes to our working conditions without negotiating with us. That means our union will protect practices we like from being changed by management unilaterally. We will also have an opportunity to negotiate fair rules for scheduling in units that wants to make improvements.  When it comes to flexibility, we know it is important to all nurses, so why would we work to negotiate new rules that we don’t like? Union nurses switch their schedules all the time. If there is something we want to change about our schedule, we will make that proposal. If there are current practices we want to protect by putting in a contract, we will do that also.