Comforcare Nurses in Austin MN Win Back their Union!
On Thursday June 1, 2017 the nurses (RNs and LPNs) at Good Samaritan's Comforcare facility in Austin won back their Union in a vote overwhelmingly in favor of joining the UFCW Local 1189. Pictured left is RN Gina Richardson who along with her coworkers, organized around their desire to provide the best possible care for their residents; numerous scheduling issues; and for respect.
Gina said, "We organized to be a strong voice not only for each other but for the residents as well. Union protection allows us to speak up on their behalf and ensure they receive the best care possible."
UFCW Local 1189 President Jennifer Christensen, "We are really proud of this great group of nurses who were motivated by their compassion for their residents and their fellow nurses. We hope that Good Samaritan will take this as a wake-up call and really listen to their concerns. "