Nurses at Milford Regional Medical Center have unionized.
“We are overjoyed. We are so happy and so proud,” said Karen Kerr, a nurse on one of the hospital’s COVID-19 floors. “We’re looking forward to all working together now.”
The National Labor Relations Board tallied the votes Monday, and a representative from the Massachusetts Nurses Association released the final count as nurses from the hospital celebrated on Zoom.
The vote was 256 “yes” votes to 195 “no” votes to join the state association. The group needed only a simple majority. The vote still needs to be certified, but supporters said a challenge isn’t feasible.