Registered nurses at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital in Northern California this week voted to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU). The more than 150 nurses say they faced an aggressive anti-union campaign of surveillance and harassment.
But according to many nurses who voted to join CNA/NNU, those tactics backfired, underscoring the need for union representation. RN Clarissa Concepcion says:
It’s been very oppressive since 2005, when Sutter came in to this hospital. Now, with the union representing us, there will be democracy and equality. I feel like I’m in the United States rather than somewhere else.