More than 1,500 registered nurses and hospital workers at Cedars Medical Center, Miami, voted to form a union in one of the largest union victories in Florida. By a 2-to-1 margin, hospital workers voted to join the Service Employees International Union Local 1991. Cedars is owned by HCA, Nashville. Employees said unionizing would lead to better pay, benefits and staffing levels at the 515-bed hospital. Hospital officials released a written statement expressing disappointment with the vote, but said they would work with the union and employees. -- by Patrick Reilly
Miami hospital workers vote to join SEIU
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