County says caregivers can vote to dump scandal-plagued SEIU and join the National Union of Healthcare Workers
Fresno, Calif.—More than 10,000 in-home healthcare workers in Fresno County will get to vote in an election to join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) and quit the scandal-plagued SEIU. On Thursday, the County Department of Personnel Services validated a petition filed last month by thousands of caregivers calling for an election.
“We’re voting for NUHW so we can stay united with the tens of thousands of other healthcare workers in California,” said Flo Furlow, a homecare worker in Fresno.
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Dozens of nurses picketed in front of Kindred Hospital last week, chanting, “Ready to fight? Damn Right!” and waving signs. But the nurses weren’t disputing their salaries or contracts — they were protesting their own union.
The nurses organized the demonstration in order to highlight their struggle with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which they accuse of ignoring them and unfairly sanctioning workers.
“We’re choosing NUHW because it’s led by healthcare workers and it was founded on the principle of democracy. The fact that nearly 100,000 healthcare workers have petitioned to join NUHW means that we’ll be able to build a strong union and have a real voice at Memorial.”
—Nancy Timberlake, telemetry technician at Memorial for 24 years