Fecteau urges management to respect the will of nurses
April 29, 2021
AUGUSTA – With a 57% margin, Maine Medical Center nurses voted to unionize. Tonight Speaker Ryan Fecteau responded to the breaking news:
“Today is an important day for union organizing in our state. Congratulations to the Maine nurses who have organized and spoken. With a 57% margin, Maine Medical Center nurses have voted to unionize. Throughout this difficult year, Maine people depended on the bravery of our frontline healthcare professionals. This vote ensures nurses’ voices will be heard on issues of safety in the workplace. This will only improve the quality of care Maine people will receive.
“The margin of the vote today shows how seriously Maine Medical Center nurses took this organizing effort and how much this union means. Now that the votes have been counted, I expect management to respect the will of the workers. Now both parties can get to work negotiating a fair contract.”