UVM Medical Center Nurses Authorize Strike

Jun 13, 2018

Unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital have voted overwhelmingly to strike if no new contract can be reached with the administration.

Leaders of the 1,800 unionized nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington on Wednesday released the result of the strike vote. Bargaining committee member RN Noah Ponzio says 94 percent of those who voted were in favor of the strike.  “They are willing to do whatever it takes to get a contract that provides for safe staffing and that allows for us to have the recruitment and the retention that we need.”

No strike would begin until after the current contract expires on July 9th.

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