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Penn Highlands DuBois nurses vote down union

Penn Highlands DuBois nurses prefer not to have a union, results of a vote held Thursday and Friday showed. (WJAC)

DUBOIS – Penn Highlands DuBois nurses prefer not to have a union, results of a vote held Thursday and Friday showed.

Jeanne Askey, a staff registered nurse at Penn Highlands DuBois, said 209 nurses voted no and 140 voted yes to the union.

Askey said there were 20-30 eligible people who did not vote.

The nurses were voting on union representation from the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals.

“We expect that the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) will certify the results after the usual seven-day waiting period,” Penn Highlands Healthcare said in a statement regarding the vote.

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