Friday, January 7, 2011

NUHW Wins Big!

Today, workers at Kindred Hospital San Leandro voted by a two-to-one margin to leave SEIU-UHW and join NUHW in an NLRB election.

The facility is a small acute-care hospital in the Bay Area that specializes in treating and rehabilitating patients who need an extended stay in a hospital setting.

Like in virtually every facility, SEIU's attorneys have been blocking the election for a long long time, and then decided to look the other way as management targeted rank-and-file leaders who supported NUHW.

But, in the end, workers stood strong and beat the boss and SEIU! Congrats to all the workers at Kindred San Leandro! Here's the final vote count:

NUHW: 46
SEIU: 25
No Union: 0