La Famila Health Medical Providers Form a Union

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La Familia Health medical staff members have formed a union to counter what they describe as a “toxic environment” at an organization that takes care of patients regardless of income, insurance or legal status.

Physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners and midwives voted 16-1 to form a union with the Union of American Physicians and Dentists. The National Labor Relations Board Region 28 in Phoenix confirmed the vote Wednesday, and certification is expected within seven days.