Einstein Registered Nurses Vote To Unionize

By Harold Brubaker

– Registered nurses at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia have voted to unionized, the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals said Saturday. The vote Friday, 463 to 343 in favor of joining the union, was the fourth victory this year for PASNAP.

Nurses at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children had previously voted to join PASNAP, which now has 8,000 members in Pennsylvania, including 3,000 new members since January in the Philadelphia region.

A spokesman for the tax-exempt Einstein Healthcare Network said management was disappointed with the election outcome. The National Labor Relations Board will not certify the election until a week has passed. “At this point, I cannot comment as to whether Einstein will be filing objections,” said Damien Woods, Einstein’s director of public relations.

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