|United EMS Workers-AFSCME Local 4911|
Another Victory for EMS, Workers at Medic Ambulance in Solano County Vote to Join United EMS Workers-AFSCME Local 4911
Less than a month after 260 EMS workers in Santa Clara County, Calif., voted overwhelmingly to join United EMS Workers, another 140 in Solano County voted to do the same. The paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers, and supply service techs at emergency medical services company Medic Ambulance, will now stand with thousands of EMS workers across the country to take on issues affecting the life-saving services they provide every day.
“The community wins when we stand together as a strong union and stick up for the work we do,” said Casey Vanier, a paramedic at Medic Ambulance. “Residents are counting on us to be there, and that’s what United EMS Workers is all about. This is a great victory for our shop at Medic Ambulance!”
Founded on the principles of strength, accountability, and democracy, United EMS Workers-AFSCME Local 4911 was formed by private sector EMS professionals across the country because of the need for a union with both local strength and national unity.
Jenalee Corsello, an EMT at Medic Ambulance, was among the 93 percent who voted for a stronger union.
“I voted United EMS Workers because we need a unified voice at Medic Ambulance for EMS workers and for the public we serve,” she said.
In the coming weeks, EMS workers at Solano County will nominate and elect coworkers for their bargaining team and shop stewards after certification of their election victory.
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