July 29, 2015
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA
Allentown, Pennsylvania — A majority of janitorial employees working for Crothall Healthcare at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, have voted to be represented by Teamsters Local 773. There are 233 employees in the group which consists of staff members assigned in the cleaning crews, room preparation and as floor technicians.
“The workers at Crothall came to us because they wanted to be represented by a strong union and to win a contract that improves their wage rates and working conditions,” said Brian Taylor, Trustee of Local 773.
Teamsters Local 773 already represents 156 employees in the healthcare industry working at Hospital Central Services in Allentown.
“I am proud that we voted in the Teamsters,” said Edwin Ubiera, a 4-year employee. “I have a brother who is a Teamster member in New York and he promised me that going with the Teamsters would be the best union for us.”
*** The Teamsters represents more than 35,000 medical and health care workers across the U.S. and 1.4 million total members.