Nurses at UHS hospital vote to unionize

Nurses at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., have voted to join the District of Columbia Nurses Association, the union said in a news release on its Facebook page.

The union, an affiliate of National Nurses United, AFL-CIO, represents about 2,000 nurses and licensed professional healthcare workers in Washington, D.C., according to the July 1 release. George Washington University Hospital is part of King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services.

Nurses voted 310-207 in favor of unionization, according to the DCNA.

Nurse organizers stated in the release: "We won a legally protected, unified voice. This is a victory for nurses and patients everywhere. We are grateful for our community at GW and look forward to continuing to work together for positive change." 

Becker's reached out to George Washington University Hospital and will update this story if comment is received.

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