On Thursday May 28th workers at PeaceHealth voted overwhelmingly to form a union, joining the Service Employees International Union, the largest health care union in the nation. With over 80% of workers participating in the vote, food service workers, janitors, technicians and other workers will now enjoy the kind of workplace power and democratic representation that can only be secured with a union contract. It is too bad that PeaceHealth, a non-profit faith based hospital, chose to take the typical for-profit corporate line in their response to the vote. Instead of decrying the choice of their worker's to join the union they could have celebrated the empowerment of their employees. Congratulations to the 1,100 workers who now have a voice at work and join the nurses and doctors at Peacehealth as part of the union family.
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