On Tuesday, October 6 ballots were counted at Norwood Hospital and hospital workers voted 302 to 106 to unite in 1199SEIU. Nearly 600 workers are joining their co-workers from St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Carney Hospital. The bargaining units include service and technical workers. These recent victories come on the heels of an historic fair union elections accord between Caritas Christi and 1199SEIU.
“I have been a CNA for 30 years, including 12 years at Norwood, and I love it,” said ICU Nursing Assistant Mary Nuahn. “The passion that I have for my patients continues to grow and I am excited for the new opportunities we will have as members of 1199. It will not only benefit us, but also patient care.”
Workers at Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center have pledged to support the organizing efforts of workers at other Caritas Christi facilities where union election campaigns are expected to launch in the near future.