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Dates set for union vote at Sutter’s Modesto hospital
Sacramento Business Journal

Registered nurses at a Sutter Health hospital in Modesto will vote June 26 and 27 on whether they will be represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. Modesto Memorial Medical Center has not been organized since it opened in 1970. The hospital has about 850 registered nurses. Key issues in the organizing campaign include complaints of inadequate staffing, requirements that nurses work in clinical areas outside their expertise and lack of hospital respect for their voice in patient-care decisions, nurses say.