More RadNet workers join NUHW
October 30th, 2018
Dozens of workers at RadNet, the nation’s largest imaging center, rejected a fierce anti-union campaign from management and voted this month to join NUHW.
In a series of elections, 67 RadNet employees at seven sites across Orange County choose to form a union to fight for better pay, less oppressive workloads and respect from their bosses. They join their colleagues at two Los Angeles RadNet centers, who joined NUHW last year.
RadNet has tried to stall contract bargaining in Los Angeles, and it made a full-court press to keep its Orange County employees from joining us. The company hired union busters, held captive-audience meetings with employees and had managers wear “Vote No” lanyards at work.
But workers, who are underpaid and often so over-scheduled they have to work through their scheduled breaks, were undeterred.
“The more RadNet tried to stop us for organizing, the more determined we became to stand up for our rights,” said Zach Hodgens, an MRI Tech. “Now we’re committed to sticking together to win contracts that will show all RadNet workers the benefit that comes from standing together and organizing.”