PeaceHealth Clinicians Push for Historic Union Vote

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An increasing number of clinicians across the nation are looking to unionize as they lose their autonomy to advocate for patients or themselves as for-profit groups, such as Sound Physicians, are “trying to squeeze money out of health care,” said Joe Crane, an organizing coordinator for Union of American Physicians and Dentists.

“This [win] has the potential to ripple out to over 20 percent of the currently employed physicians in this country,” Crane said. “Other unions are going to be looking at what we did here.”