Oct 30, 2015
NAGE EMS Wins Victory for EMS Workers in Alameda County!
After over a year of frivolous appeals from the opposition, the National Labor Relations Board has certified NAGE EMS as the union to represent more than 600 workers at Paramedics Plus in Alameda County, California.
“We’re excited to have the workers in Alameda County join us at last. Their voices have finally been heard,” said David J. Holway, NAGE EMS national president. “The leaders in Alameda County deserve a lot of credit for staying united and promoting solidarity throughout this fight. They did a terrific job.”
The EMTs and paramedics at Paramedics Plus voted to join NAGE EMS by a 4-to-1 margin in August 2014. Their previous union, NEMSA, proceeded to file a number of frivolous appeals. NAGE EMS and our legal team fought each appeal and kept on the case through its eventual hearing before the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., where we finally
won this important victory for the EMS professionals in Alameda County.
On October 28, 2015, the NLRB issued an order
certifying NAGE EMS as the official bargaining agent for the Paramedics Plus workers in Alameda County and dismissing NEMSA’s claims.
Now that NAGE EMS has been certified as the union, Alameda County EMS workers will begin choosing their local officers and preparing to negotiate a contract. “We represent other Paramedics Plus shops around the country, and we know the team in Alameda County very well after all of this, so we’re ready to hit the ground running. It’ll be great to get the ball rolling.”
NAGE EMS has already been in contact with Paramedics Plus management in Alameda County to ensure a smooth transition. Members will receive information from NAGE EMS representatives shortly on next steps in the development of their local.
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