Nurses vote against union

Jodie Snyder, Arizona Republic, June 24, 2006

By a vote of 242-211, nurses at Flagstaff Medical Center have decided against becoming members of one of the country's fastest-growing nurses unions.

The secret-ballot election to join California Nurses Association was taken this week. About 90 percent of eligible nurses voted in it.

Hospitals around the state closely watched the campaign at northern Arizona's largest hospital. ... Chuck Idelson, spokesman for the nurses group, said it expected to file complaints with the National Labor Relations Board about the hospital harassing nurses and would try to have the election overturned. ... Nurses