PeaceHealth Clinicians Vote to Unionize

About 90 mid-level providers at PeaceHealth won the right to unionize, after votes cast by physician assistants, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives were counted Monday, Sept. 18.  

The PeaceHealth clinicians, who work outside hospitals in Whatcom and Skagit counties, accepted a proposal to join the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) with 75% of the vote. The National Labor Relations Board is expected to certify the result in the next week, a UAPD news release said.

In a statement, Bev Mayhew, a senior director of marketing and communications at PeaceHealth, said management is “committed to entering into good-faith negotiations with UAPD.”