Hackley Hospital medical technicians to vote on union representation

January 4th, 2012

Muskegon Chronicle:

MUSKEGON – Members of the Mercy Health Partners Hackley tech unit are voting Wednesday on switching union representation from the Service Employees International Union to the National Union of Healthcare Workers.

The 92 employees who are technologists in various medical departments at Hackley Hospital such as radiology, surgery, cardiovascular and respiratory are voting on whether to switch unions or go unrepresented, union organizers said. The vote is being conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. 

Technologists at the Hackley Campus have become disillusioned with the representation of SEIU Health Care Michigan, some members say. Mercy Health Partners settled outstanding contracts with its various unions in 2011, but the Hackley tech unit remains unsettled as the representation issue is decided by union members.

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