Munson Medical Center Nurses Begin Voting On Possible Unionization

Nurses are now allowed to head to the polls at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

Over the next couple days around a thousand nurses are expected to cast their votes on whether to form a union.

Voting began at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning and runs through 9:00 p.m. Thursday night.

Munson Medical Center says there have been talks of forming a union over the years, but organizing efforts have never made it this far.

Nurses in support of the union hope to improve wages, benefits and staffing issues.

But some nurses worry the move would take away from the relationship the staff has with management.

The move comes after the Michigan Nurses Association accused the hospital of unfair labor practices.

Last month nurses got enough signatures to hold a vote.

Munson Medical Center says they encourage every nurse to vote regardless of their opinions.

Northern Michigan’s News Leader will be in Traverse City all day bringing you the latest on air and online. 

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