With the state’s medical landscape in flux, more hospital workers are joining unions. The latest example is Butler Hospital in Providence, where an overwhelming majority of employees from three units voted to join Service Employees International Union’s Local 1199 on a 59-6 tally in a union election.
The new union units include Patient Assessment Service, Intake Coordinators, Clinical Access Specialists and unit secretaries.
These groups have linked up with about 400 other union workers at Butler, where 1199 represents registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, mental health workers, clinical information specialists and housekeepers.
Butler Hospital is a member of the Care New England health care system.