Nearly 600 hospital workers at Providence Tarzana join NUHW

Providence Tarzana Medical CenterJuly 26, 2010

In a landslide election result, nearly 600 workers at Providence Tarzana Medical Center won their election to join NUHW by a vote of 282 (NUHW) to 69 (SEIU).

“We’re thrilled to have won this election and put our union back under members’ control,” said Julie Sidrow-Thompson, a monitor tech at the hospital. “For a year and a half, SEIU has stood in our way and left us without a voice. Now that we’re united again in NUHW, we’ll have the strength we need to stand up for our patients and ourselves.”

Within days, the National Labor Relations Board could set a date for 45,000 Kaiser Permanente workers to make the switch in the biggest private sector union election since the 1940s. All of these workers are part of a mass exodus of SEIU members who have made NUHW the fastest-growing union in California.