Oct 02, 2017

Waterbury EMS Vote to Unionize

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, a group of EMS professionals working for American Medical Response (AMR) in Waterbury, Connecticut voted to join the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics (IAEP) by a 2 to 1 margin. Union leaders say the group is eager to strengthen their voice in the workplace and EMS in the Waterbury area.
IAEP National representatives John Rossi, Joe Pallotta, and Michael Linville worked tirelessly with the new members to ensure the EMS professionals of Waterbury would gain the right to organize.
“We’re excited to grow our union family in the Connecticut area,” said IAEP National Director Phil Petit. The crew of 224 at AMR Waterbury are joining with strong IAEP membership at AMR in New Haven to raise the voice of EMS in their region. The EMTs and paramedics currently provide emergency medical services to communities such as Waterbury, Southington, Farmington, Avon, and their surrounding areas.
Union leaders are eager to continue work with the EMS professionals in Waterbury, and begin the bargaining process to gain a fair contract for the IAEP’s new members.
Pictured below, left to right, Steward Rick Bergen and Chief Steward Domingo Merced stand with a t-shirt designed during the campaign.

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