So, if I can’t be fired for organizing a union, and I’m protected from coercion and intimidation, why does forming a union seem so stressful?

It’s stressful because in the process of forming a union, you might realize that your boss holds all the power. Do you think your employer wants you to form a union? We know the answer is no. This is because forming a union will give workers an equal voice in the workplace, and representation on the job when things go wrong.