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Tessie Costales

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It has taken almost a year, ...
www.calhospital.org, 2 Feb 2010 [cached]
It has taken almost a year, but Tessie Costales says she and her fellow nurses are thrilled that they were finally able to vote for a new collective bargaining representative. "We want a democratic union where there is member involvement in determining what is safe and good for our patients, and what is safe and good for our members," said Costales, a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center.
Los Angeles Times: Healthcare unions await Los Angeles workers' vote results - Press coverage - National Union of Healthcare Workers | NUHW
www.nuhw.org, 24 Jan 2010 [cached]
It has taken almost a year, but Tessie Costales says she and her fellow nurses are thrilled that they were finally able to vote for a new collective bargaining representative.
"We want a democratic union where there is member involvement in determining what is safe and good for our patients, and what is safe and good for our members," said Costales, a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center.
The votes of Costales and hundreds of other nurses at the Kaiser facility are scheduled to be counted this week - the latest development in a monumental intra-union struggle for the hearts and minds of California healthcare workers.
The clash has caused deep dismay in labor circles nationwide, divided union and Democratic Party loyalists and overwhelmed federal regulators who normally oversee union-management conflicts.
Costales supports a breakaway group that is threatening the dominance of the giant Service Employees International Union, which represents some 150,000 hospital, home-care and nursing-home employees statewide.
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The board directed that a vote be held this month to determine who has the right to represent some 2,300 Kaiser healthcare workers, mostly in Southern California, including Costales and her fellow nurses.
Tessie Costales, a ...
www.inthesetimes.com [cached]
Tessie Costales, a registered nurse at the LA hospital and a supporter of NUHW, told the Los Angeles Times:
We want a democratic union where there is member involvement in determining what is safe and good for our patients, and what is safe and good for our members.
Costales is among 2,000 workers in southern California that are voting this month on whether to oust SIEU in favor of the breakaway NUHW.
Tessie Costales, a ...
www.inthesetimes.org [cached]
Tessie Costales, a registered nurse at the LA hospital and a supporter of NUHW, yesterday told the Los Angeles Times:
We want a democratic union where there is member involvement in determining what is safe and good for our patients, and what is safe and good for our members.
Costales is among 2,000 workers in southern California that are voting this month on whether to oust SIEU in favor of the breakaway NUHW.
January 31 Week In Review
www.kclabor.org, 31 Jan 2010 [cached]
Tessie Costales, a 27-year nurse at Kaiser Sunset medical complex in Los Angeles, told Labor Notes' Mark Brenner,
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