More than 1,800 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers employed by American Medical Response (AMR) in Northern California and 500 EMS workers at New England EMS voted last week to join AFSCME, while more than 900 telecom, health care and other workers chose a voice at work with AFL-CIO unions.

Kathy Ivy (see video), a paramedic in Contra Costa County with 18 years’ experience, said:
We understand that with numbers there is strength, and with strength we can accomplish a whole lot. We want to be part of a growing national movement that stands up for EMS workers and that’s why we voted for United EMS Workers-AFSCME Local 4911.

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