VTDigger: Nurses and technical staff unionize at Central Vermont Medical Center

A solid majority of nurses and technical staff at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin voted to form a new union on Friday after organizing for more than a year.

More than 310 registered nurses will form Central Vermont Healthcare United, a local union within American Federation of Teachers – Vermont. AFT-Vermont is the same labor organization that represents nurses working at the two other Vermont hospitals within the University of Vermont Health Center, which are University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington and Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

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