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UPDATE FROM THE WHITTIER STREET HEALTH CENTER: WE ARE UNION FREE!

  • February 3, 2020
Whittier Street Health Center(WSHC) announced that as of January 27, 2020, it has withdrawn recognition from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East after a majority of the employees in the professional bargaining unit represented by the union submitted a petition asking Whittier to withdraw recognition from the union.
Although 1199SEIU initially won an election among a bargaining unit of professionals at WSHC in June, 2018, the union suffered a dramatic erosion of support in the months that followed, as most of the employees involved in that election voluntarily left the health center. Good faith collective bargaining went on for well over a year, but the union’s bargaining team rapidly diminished in size, until the union was only able to bring one employee to the bargaining table.
During the entire time, morale and job satisfaction among employees has dramatically increased, and WSHC continues to be a leading community healthcare center providing care to Boston’s most underserved residents.
We have an engaged and deeply passionate team of employees who consistently demonstrate commitment to our mission to promote health and economic equity, and social justice for all.
Our employees are the heart and soul of Whittier, and we are grateful for their commitment to our patients and community residents.
Thank you for your support!
Sincerely,
The Whittier team