Nurses Vote Against Union

Kari Lydersen, Chicago News Cooperative, July 1, 2011 Nurses at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center on the Northwest Side have voted 159-98 against joining the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union. The election, which took place Wednesday and Thursday, was the first in the union’s eight-year campaign to organize Our Lady of the Resurrection and five other Chicago-area hospitals run by the Catholic institution. AFSCME officials said they hope to overturn the results by filing objections with the National Labor Relations Board citing hospital efforts to discourage employees from voting for unionization. ... Nurses