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Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:22 AM

Local urgent care workers vote to join union, but outcome is under review

Seeking more equitable pay and more say in their jobs, workers at nine Eugene ­Urgent Care clinics, mostly in the ­Eugene-Springfield area, ­appear to have narrowly voted in favor of a union Thursday night, union officials said.

But the vote was so close, with enough votes being ­challenged, that the outcome is not yet clear, union and clinic officials said.

The workers include ­medical assistants, X-ray ­machine operators, ­paramedics, medical records specialists and other staff — not doctors or nurses, said Steven Ward, health care ­director for SEIU Local 49.

They work at Eugene ­Urgent Care clinics in ­Eugene, Springfield, ­Junction City, Harrisburg, Veneta, Pleasant Hill and Roseburg, according to the National ­Labor Relations Board.

Read more: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35874280-75/local-urgent-care-workers-vote-to-join-union-but-outcome-is-under-review.html.csp

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