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Health care workers vote out of union

January 13, 2012

MUSKEGON, MI — Employees at the Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus have voted themselves out of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), according to the Michigan Capitol Confidential.

The employee group will now transition over to the National Union of Health Care Workers, the article stated.

According to the article, the loss of the Hackley employees, coupled with the loss of the employees at the Luther Manor skilled nursing facility in Saginaw in a September election, will make SEIU Health Care Michigan even more dependent on dues from a "forced unionization" of home health care workers.

"I''m thrilled. It''s one thing to be nonunion and have issues with your employer, but to be in a union with issues against your employer and against the union that''s supposed to representing you … Well, it feels like a weight has been lifted off our shoulders," said Jeff Heyse, staff CT scan technician.

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