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Chase Brexton union vote to be certified next week, unless health system objects

Chase Brexton union vote to be certified next week, unless health system objects

A vote by Chase Brexton Health Care workers to unionize will become official next week unless the clinic's leaders raise concerns about the election before then, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.

The employees, expressing concern over what they said are long workdays, heavy patient loads and limited training opportunities, voted 87-9 Thursday to join the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor union.

Chase Brexton leaders opposed the unionization effort and sought to delay the election, accusing some of their managers of encouraging subordinates to vote in favor of joining the union. The labor board rejected a motion that could have blocked the vote, a...

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