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After months of intense negotiations, the union has inked a deal with NYC Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H) that sharply curbs the agency’s reliance

Workers at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to join together in a union, overcoming an intimidation campaign by hospital management. In doing so, they gained a voice in the workplace to improve patient care and address such issues as short staffing and stagnant wages.
More than 20,000 members of AFSCME Local 3299 who work for the University of California have walked off their jobs to protest the growing inequality within the UC workforce, including yawning income gaps between administrators and workers and widening racial disparities.
Last fall, the members of Local 1363 (AFSCME Florida) overwhelmingly approved a strong new contract that promised to strengthen workers’ voices within Miami-Dade County’s Jackson Health System and improve services in the state’s most populous area.

More than 700 nurses at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, California, kicked off 2018 with a four-year contract that will help retain quality nurses and improve patient care.

The UNAC/UHCP members began negotiations with the hospital last summer determined to overcome a three-year pay freeze that contributed to a revolving door of nurses. Their new contract includes significant pay increases and an updated clinical ladder that will encourage and help nurses further their education.

Nearly 600 medical workers in Northern California opted to join AFSCME Council 57, a victory that will strengthen their efforts to improve the services they provide to their communities.

By affiliating with the nation’s largest public service union on November 16, workers at Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, California, will have better resources and a stronger, unified voice. The workers were approached by two other labor unions but chose AFSCME due to the union’s record of service to public employees.

A total of 275 employees at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital voted overwhelmingly recently to join the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees (NUHHCE)/AFSCME District Council 1199C (Philadelphia).

The employees, including patient care assistants, cooks, transporters, mental health techs, anesthesia aides and others, will now be able to speak up together as a union for better services, conditions and procedures that benefit patients and hospital staff alike.