Fifteen months after nurses at Lee’s Summit Medical Center voted 68 – 59 to decertify the National Nurses Organizing Committee (“NNOC”), the NNOC has announced it will withdraw as the unit’s bargaining agent. The NNOC’s decision to withdraw came days before the second certification election was scheduled to be held. Approximately 130 nurses would have been eligible to participate in the second certification election.
Nurses at Lee’s Summit Medical Center have had union representation since 2000. The NNOC’s decision to withdraw as the unit’s bargaining agent follows a September 2010 vote where non-nursing employees of the Medical Center voted against representation by the Service Employees International Union.
Thanks to Nora Kaitfors for this submission.