June 16, 2023

Sixty-two new 1199 members at Claxton Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg, New York, were celebrated their decision to join the Union on May 2nd. The respiratory, radiology and medical lab workers, including Phlebotomists, Ultrasound Technologists, Respiratory Therapists, MRI Technologists, and others will join the 200 existing 1199SEIU members at the hospital.

Jodi Lachenauer, is a Senior Pathology Specimen Processor, who has worked at the hospital located in the North Country for more than ten years. She said: "I voted for fairness. During COVID we processed every test and went unnoticed and unappreciated. Now, with our union we will have a voice on the job and the raises we deserve."

Ashley Gonzalez, a Radiologic Technologist, added: "I see my future here at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Now that we have our union, we are excited for what is to come. My family relies on this hospital and all of the people here.

1199 Magazine: May / June 2023