Last week the workers at Chase Brexton Health Care voted 87-9 to join the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor union. Employees are spending nights and weekends catching up on paperwork because they have more and more clients, thanks to the increased access to insurance from the Affordable Care Act. The vote came after reports that management at the health care provider had come out very strongly against its employees unionizing and fired five managers, a move workers said was linked to the organizing efforts. Given Chase Brexton's mission to serve low-income and LGBTQ patients, the anti-organizing efforts did not go over well with the health care provider's base, drawing a protest of several hundred. Props to the workers for voting so overwhelmingly to unionize in the face of strong opposition from management. Hopefully, the changes that come about from collective bargaining can help Chase Brexton continue to uphold its mission.