Healthcare workers at Sparrow Home Care have voted to create a union with the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA).
According to the Michigan Nurses Association, the National Labor Relations Board voted unanimously (31-0) in favor of unionization.
“We are so excited to have successfully won our union,” said Sarah Pangle, an occupational therapist at Sparrow Home Care. “Because we are now united together as a union, we will be able to use our collective voice to advocate for our patients.”
The vote gives more than two-dozen people a union, including occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, speech-language pathologists, social workers and home health aides.