Skip to comments.Huron Valley (MI) Ambulance paramedics and EMTs overwhelmingly shoot down attempt to unionize
Posted on 02/26/2014 3:02:09 PM PST by cripplecreek
Paramedics and emergency medical technicians made it clear that they do not want to form a union at Huron Valley Ambulance.
According to information obtained from the National Labor Relations Board in a Freedom of Information Act request, votes tallied by the NLRB showed that 221 EMS workers voted against forming a union while just 138 voted in favor of the petition to unionize. There were about 430 eligible voters, but only 359 votes counted and 10 others were listed as changed ballots and not counted in the total vote.
In January, workers from HVA Workers with the help of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board in Detroit to form a union with the United EMS.
The ballots were mailed into the NLRB through a secret ballot method and tallied earlier today.
The push to unionize was facilitated by HVA paramedic Trish McGail. She cited safety, security and workers benefits as the top three reasons for her movement to start a union.
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Now can you please send some of those folks to Missouri to help us win RTW by veto-proof majorities? :)
IMO, if we didn't have a Democrat governor, we'd have RTW in MO. We need veto-proof majorities in both houses to get it, and the legislature is working on a ballot initiative for the 2014 November ballot.
If Michigan can have Right-To-Work, any state should be able to have it. Great job, Washtenaw County folks.