These St. Francis techs join the Abbott Northwestern Hospital techs that united with SEIU HCMN a few weeks ago in June. They were formerly members of the Association of Diagnostic Imaging Technologists (ADIT), a professional association that focused on working with management over members.
“After years of disappointment with ADIT my co-workers and I felt it was definitely time to find a better, stronger and more professional union to represent us. That’s why we supported joining SEIU,” said Heather Hamilton, a Surgical Technologist at St. Francis Medical Center.
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members who work at St. Francis Medical Center, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital were instrumental in helping these techs organize to regain a stronger voice at their workplace.
“With the wins at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center, we have laid a strong foundation for service and tech worker unity in Minnesota hospitals,” said Executive Board member Jeff Sarro, a Scheduling Coordinator at Abbott who helped the techs organize. “This unity will open the door to building Union power in these hospitals, and across the state at an entirely new scale.”