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Henry Mayo Hospital
Workers Vote
Resoundingly for UE

SANTA CLARITA, California

Winning by more than a three-to-one margin, UE scored a resounding victory on Thursday, February 24th, when ballots were counted in the NLRB election at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Santa Clarita, California. The vote was 288 to 77 in in favor of UE in a unit of approximately 510 service, maintenance and technical workers at the hospital. The results were phoned in to the national union at about 12:30 am EST on Friday as workers streamed from the vote count to a victory party at a nearby restaurant.

The election was the product of a joint organizing project involving UE and the California Nurses Association (CNA) which won representation rights for registered nurses at the hospital in an August NLRB election.

The campaign theme: providing quality care while winning a voice on the job. 

The workers at Henry Mayo voted for union representation and their own UE local in order to tackle a number of on-the-job issues including the right to fair compensation, safe staffing levels, a retirement plan, a voice on the job and affordable health care.

"With the win at Henry Mayo, UE has now organized more than a thousand workers since the close of last summer's 64th national convention," said Bob Kingsley, UE's Director of Organization.

Complete details on this organizing victory will appear in an upcoming issue of the UE News online. Meanwhile, we congratulate and welcome our newest members to UE the USA's rank-and-file union.

UE News - 02/00


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