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Members of the Rochester Union of Nurses and Allied Professionals on their organization efforts

Allie Smaczniak and Jake Spencer on "Connections."
Megan Mack
Allie Smaczniak and Jake Spencer appear on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Nurses at Rochester General Hospital have voted to create a union. The vote earlier this summer was met with opposition from the management of the hospital, which argued that a union makes it more difficult to maintain a direct working relationship. But the nurses disagreed and voted 431-296 to create the Rochester Union of Nurses and Allied Professionals.

We explore what it means -- and how it fits into the local labor movement. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."