Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Nearly 1,000 Health Care Workers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center Vote to Join IAM

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Nearly 1,000 patient care associates and psychiatric care technicians at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center voted to join the Machinists (IAM). The organizing effort was a collaboration between IAM and the Ohio State University Nurses Organization, a local of the Ohio Nurses Association and an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which represents approximately 4,000 registered nurses at Wexner Medical Center.

“The resilience and unity demonstrated by the patient care associates at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been nothing short of inspiring,” said IAM Organizing Department Grand Lodge Representative Ali Rhodes. “We are proud to welcome them into the IAM family, and we look forward to working together to secure better conditions for all.”