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New York Health Care Workers In Utica ‘Go Union’ With UFCW Local One

Published Wednesday, September 22, 2021
by UFCW News
New York Health Care Workers In Utica ‘Go Union’ With UFCW Local One

(UTICA, NEW YORK) - Service and Maintenance Division Workers at the Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care Medical Center in Utica have voted to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One.

The Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care Medical Center is affiliated with the Mohawk Valley Health System and the 290 new Members of UFCW Local One are employed as Maintenance Workers, Dietary Aides, Care Attendants, Secretaries, and as Laundry and Environmental Services Workers.  

“I am very proud of our Organizing Department for being able to sign up a majority of the Workers in the Service and Maintenance Unit at Faxton-St. Luke’s Health Care Medical Center, while at the same time that the local was conducting negotiations with the Mohawk Valley Health System,” UFCW Local One President Frank DeRiso said.

“I would like to give special appreciation to the entire Bargaining Committee, as well as Recorder and Executive Assistant Robert Ciancaglini, Union Representative Tony DeRiso and Local One’s Attorney Robert Smith, for securing a Card Check Neutrality Agreement with this employer during negotiations,” DeRiso added.

Mike McKinney, who works in the Service and Maintenance Division and is training to be a Steward for the Unit, said: “It’s very important to have a contract, not just for monetary reasons, but also safety wise.  Having a contract builds comradery amongst the Workers.  Having a Union contract is good for all.”

To Directly Access This Labor News Report, Go To: www.ufcw.org/actions/victories/new-york-health-care-workers-join-local-one/

 

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