DuBois, PA – Penn Highlands nurses voted to remain without a union.
When faced with the decision of whether to have union representation from the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, 209 nurses voted no, 140 voted yes, and 20 or 30 registered nurses did not vote.
The original group of nurses who rallied for unionization said that they wanted to improve patient care, address the issues that lead to high turnover for workers, and voice their needs in a safe way.
However, the vote showed that most nurses preferred to not have a union.
In a written statement, officials from Penn Highlands said that many of their employees told them that, the more they learned about what it would mean to be represented by a union, the more that they would prefer to work directly with Penn Highlands without a union between them.