Coral Gables Hospital Nurses In Florida Vote To Join The Nation’s Largest Registered Nurses Union - National Nurses United
(CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA) - Citing a desire for improved staffing and a strengthened voice in patient care protections, Registered Nurses (RNs) at Coral Gables Hospital in South Florida voted by 57% to join National Nurses Organizing Committee-Florida (NNOC), an affiliate of National Nurses United (NNU), the Nation’s largest RN Union.
“Coral Gables Nurses are ecstatic to join the National Nurses Movement,” said Dorotea Reyes, an Intensive Care Unit RN at Coral Gables. “From the beginning, we have sought a voice in patient care to protect our patients and to recruit and retain experienced Nurses to care for our community. We can’t wait to begin bargaining our first contract.”
In a Secret Ballot Election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the RNs voted 64-to-48, to join NNOC/NNU.
The Union will represent 160 RNs at the hospital, which is owned by Steward Health Care, a for-profit hospital chain with 39 facilities in nine states.
Steward acquired Coral Gables last August from Tenet Healthcare Corporation, another large, for-profit hospital chain.
With Coral Gables, NNOC-Florida now represents 8,000 Florida RNs at 16 hospitals across the State, including two other former Tenet hospitals in the Miami area, Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale and Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah.
Nationally, NNU affiliates represent more than 175,000 RNs from California to Florida.
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