MILFORD - The Massachusetts Nurses Association announced the final vote tallied by the National Labor Relations Board yesterday that sided with a 256 to 195 vote to unionize the nurses at Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford. An exuberant staff celebrated the two and a half year efforts that affects more than 500 nurses on Zoom. The nurses cited the need for better communication and transparency from the administration and a need to be part of making decisions at the hospital in their initial efforts which were brought to the forefront when the pandemic hit. The vote still needs to be certified but a challenge is unlikely.
Here is the official statement from the hospital's administration...
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently reported that a majority of the eligible votes were cast in support of Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) representation of nurses at Milford Regional Medical Center.
Milford Regional appreciates the role and impact of our nurses and their dedication to quality patient care. Throughout this process, we have been consistent in maintaining our respect for their right to decide for themselves whether or not they supported the MNA. We respect the outcome of this vote.
Milford Regional Medical Center will do everything we can to assure that this change does not impact the positive working relationship we have with our nurses, the spirit of teamwork that exists across our healthcare system and our commitment to treating all of our employees fairly and with respect.