Be Informed Providence St. Peter Hospital Providence has created this site for you, our caregivers, to help you make an informed decision as to whether or not you want to be represented by a union. The decision to join a union is a serious one for you and your family. We encourage you to assess all of the facts and risks of the collective bargaining process before making a decision that could have long-term effects on your career at Providence. Facts About Union Authorization Cards If you are asked to sign something in support of union authorization, here's what to keep in mind. Answers to Your Questions Make sure you know the answers to these questions before you sign anything. Unionization: How Much Could it Cost? Tools to calculate your annual dues and to compare paying dues to saving for retirement.