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Community Support for Free and Fair Union Elections

Unanimous resolution of the Boston City Council calling for Free and Fair election agreements at BIDMC and other hospitals.

 May 30, 2008: BIDMC in Heated Battle with Healthcare Union

December 2, 2007: Children lead rally to support hospital workers
More than 100 elementary school students and their parents delivered letters to two hospital CEOs, including Paul Levy, asking them to agree to free and fair elections for workers.

 November 2, 2007: The History of Jewish Labor
Ben Healey of the Moishe/Kavod Jewish Social Justice House calls on Paul Levy to allow workers at BIDMC to have a free and fair union election.

 October 25, 2007: City council endorses labor organizing agreements.

Letter distributed at the 2007 Beth Israel-Needham Annual Fundraising Gala
In a Nov. 2007 letter distributed to BIDMC donors, the members of the healthcare workers union, 1199SEIU, called for hospital funds to be spent on patient care, not anti-worker campaigns. Read the letter