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Union from Massachusetts wants to represent area workers

12.24.08

January 2009 Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News

Union from Massachusetts wants to represent area workers

By PAUL TUCKER
theunionnewsabe@aol.com

ALLENTOWN, December 12th- The International Association of EMT’s & Paramedics Union Local 5000 in Quincy, Massachusetts filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four in Philadlephia requesting the agency conduct a election to determine if workers at Centronia Ambulance, William Avenue in Allentown, want to be represented by the union.

According to the petition filed by Local 5000 with the NLRB on November 26th, and obtained by the newspaper through the Freedom of Information Act, the union wants to represent all full-time and regular part-time, per diem and PRN-paramedics, EMT’s, wheelchair/para-transit drivers, dispatchers and registered nurses employed by the employer.

The union is requesting all other employees including managers, clerical, billing, supervisors and guards be excluded from participating in the election.

Under NLRB rules, the petition requesting for the agency to conduct a election must have the support of at least 30 percent of the unit of employees. According to the petition, the union stated at least 30 percent of the employees want the NLRB to conduct an election.

The petition was signed by Bryan Hamrick, recognized as Local 5000 Lead Organizer of Winter Haven, Florida.

According to information provided by the petition, there are presently 100 employees within the unit that have requested the agency conduct a Representation Election to determine of they want the union to represent them for the purpose of collective bargaining.

Under agency rules, a labor organization must receive 50 percent plus one of the eligible employees to vote for union representation to become their bargaining representative.

By PAUL TUCKER
theunionnewsabe@aol.com

ALLENTOWN, December 12th- The International Association of EMT’s & Paramedics Union Local 5000 in Quincy, Massachusetts filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four in Philadlephia requesting the agency conduct a election to determine if workers at Centronia Ambulance, William Avenue in Allentown, want to be represented by the union.

According to the petition filed by Local 5000 with the NLRB on November 26th, and obtained by the newspaper through the Freedom of Information Act, the union wants to represent all full-time and regular part-time, per diem and PRN-paramedics, EMT’s, wheelchair/para-transit drivers, dispatchers and registered nurses employed by the employer.

The union is requesting all other employees including managers, clerical, billing, supervisors and guards be excluded from participating in the election.

Under NLRB rules, the petition requesting for the agency to conduct a election must have the support of at least 30 percent of the unit of employees. According to the petition, the union stated at least 30 percent of the employees want the NLRB to conduct an election.

The petition was signed by Bryan Hamrick, recognized as Local 5000 Lead Organizer of Winter Haven, Florida.

According to information provided by the petition, there are presently 100 employees within the unit that have requested the agency conduct a Representation Election to determine of they want the union to represent them for the purpose of collective bargaining.

Under agency rules, a labor organization must receive 50 percent plus one of the eligible employees to vote for union representation to become their bargaining representative.

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