Voter Information

UMC nurses have an important decision to make on December 7th, 8th, and 9th. We want to make sure you have everything you need to make an informed choice.  Your voice is important, and it matters. Get the facts, make a plan, and vote.

 

Purpose of Election:

  • The election has one question: Yes, you do want the union National Nurses United to become your exclusive bargaining representative for wages, benefits, and employment conditions, or No, you want to continue to have a direct voice in your wages, benefits, and employment conditions.

 

  • A simple majority (50% + 1) decides the election.  So if 10 people vote, and 6 vote yes, then the union wins and represents all nurses who would have voted.

 

Secret Ballot:

  • No one will know how you vote unless you decide to tell them.  It is up to you whether you tell anyone how you vote.
  • The Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a division of the federal government, supervises the election.
  • Voters will be allowed to vote without interference, restraint, or coercion.
  • Electioneering will not be permitted at or near the polling place.
  • If someone interferes with, restrains, or attempts to coerce your vote, report it immediately to an NLRB agent.  Contact the NLRB at (504) 589-6362, or visit www.nlrb.gov.
  • A sample of the official ballot is shown below.

 

Eligibility:

  • You are eligible to vote if you are
    • Employed by UMC as a full, regular part-time, and per diem registered nurses, clinic nurses, and nurse practitioners who has worked a minimum of 4 hours a week for each of the 13 weeks preceding October 21, 2023.
    • BUT NOT if one of the following applies:
      • If you are in the category of RN Staff Nurse or RN Clinic who was in the charge nurse role more than 20% of the time (as of October 21, 2023);
      • If you are a CRNA;
      • If you are a limited duration contract nurse;
      • If you are employed by a registry or other agency providing outside labor to UMC;
      • If you are a nurse administrator;
      • If you are an office clerical employee;
      • If you are a professional employee;
      • If you are a managerial employee;
      • If you are a guard;
      • If you are a supervisor as defined in the National Labor Relations Act; or
      • If you quit or were discharged prior to voting

 

  • Don’t know whether you’re eligible?  Ask your supervisor!

 

Election Details:

  • Dates, times, place of election

COVID Vaccination Clinic Room 1104 (First Floor - Clinic Side)

2000 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

  • Thursday, December 7th
    • 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8, 2023
    • 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
    • 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

Employees are free to vote at any time the polls are open.

You are permitted to vote any time the polls are open while you are working.  Your supervisor can help make sure your patients are covered.  You also may vote any time the polls are open during your free time.

If you are in line to vote when the polls close, you will be allowed to vote.

All ballots will be mingled and counted immediately after the conclusion of the last voting session.

 

 

If you have any questions about this process, please ask your supervisor, and we’ll be sure to get you the answer!