DANBURY, Conn. (AP) Danbury and New Milford hospital workers have voted to unionize.
About 260 radiology technologists, respiratory clinicians and licensed practical nurses have joined 600 nurses at Danbury Hospital and 125 nurses at New Milford Hospital to be represented by AFT Connecticut.
Workers had complained to the National Labor Relations Board that administrators tried to hinder organizing by intimidating workers.
The health network denied the accusation.
Health network Chief Executive Officer John Murphy said the hospitals are committed to working with the new union. He said the company is disappointed with the outcome of the vote but respect the choice employees have made.
Union officials did not release the vote tally.
The union vote also affects technical employees who work in hospital satellite sites in Danbury, Ridgefield and Southbury.