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Loma Linda University Health Medical Residents Can Vote to Unionize

Loma Linda University Health residents at Wednesday's press conference.
Madison Aument
Loma Linda University Health residents at Wednesday's press conference.

Mail-in ballots went out to Loma Linda University Health residents yesterday.

They have nearly a month to vote whether to unionize.
Last winter Loma Linda University Health officials sued to stop their efforts. A US District Court subsequently ruled to allow the election to proceed.

Kevin Hong is a third-year resident at Loma Linda University Health. At a press conference yesterday, he said that he and his colleagues have suffered abusive behavior from supervisors.

“With a union in place, we will have collective power to fight against harassment and abuse in the workplace,” said Hong.

In an email, a spokesperson for Loma Linda University Health said they believe a union is unnecessary.

Residents say they also want better working conditions and higher pay.