The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is pleased to announce a tremendous organizing victory by our affiliate Health Professionals & Allied Employees (HPAE) and the 120 addiction treatment workers who voted overwhelmingly to join the union.
By a vote of nearly 5 to 1, the workers at Sunrise House, a 110-bed substance abuse treatment center in northern New Jersey, voted to join the state’s largest union of healthcare professionals. The workers filed for the election with the National Labor Relations Board after raising concerns for the health and safety of workers and patients at the facility.
The workers are now looking forward to winning a contract that enables them to improve patient care and respects workers’ rights at the facility.
Organizing is a crucial pillar of the work of the labor movement, so it is with great pride that the New Jersey State AFL-CIO welcomes these addiction treatment workers into our labor family. We congratulate them on their choice to secure a seat at the bargaining table and a voice on the job.