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