West Virginia Nurses Win Their Union, Stand Up for Patients
The Worker: Stacey Bias, Critical Care Float Nurse
What She Won: Nearly 1,000 nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia joined SEIU 1199 West Virginia/Kentucky/Ohio after a majority of them voted “yes” to win a union, fighting against short staffing and abusive mandatory overtime.
The November 13th vote is one of the biggest victories in West Virginia since it became a "right-to-work” state. For over 40 years, RNs have worked side-by-side with SEIU members in every area of Cabell Huntington Hospital. Coming together in a union will give nurses a stronger voice at work, so they can deliver the highest quality care possible.
“My co-workers and I know the best way to advocate for our patients and support our families is through our union,” said Stacey Bias, a Critical Care Float Nurse at Cabell. “We look forward to sitting down with hospital executives to negotiate a union contract that allows us to take better care of our families and the families of our community.”