Mayo food service fight boosts SEIU membership

October 17, 2017

Mayo Clinic food service fight has boosted SEIU membership, according to an article on the Post-Bulletin website. Food service workers at Charter House recently voted to unionize by a 2-to-1 ratio. 

Charter House is a not-for-profit retirement community owned and operated by Mayo Clinic. It's located adjacent to Mayo's Rochester campus.

Last fall, 80 non-union food service workers at Mayo voted to join SEIU, which had represented about 350 employees in Rochester. 

The two affirmative votes means SEIU's numbers in Rochester have increased by about 33 percent since Mayo announced June 2016 that it would be outsourcing its food service department in response to an internal study that found patient satisfaction scores were under 50 percent.

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Food Service

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

San Juan VA hospital sheltering veterans after hurricane

In many instances the VA has kept people after they were stabilized, because they had nowhere else to go


DC VA cancels surgeries over concerns about surgical equipment

The surgical devices were discolored and may have been subjected to an overabundance of cleaning solution


Nashville hospital to end inpatient care

Nashville General Hospital is the the city’s only safety net hospital


Reasons why telehealth is gaining momentum

New bills in Congress are helping the implementation of telehealth programs


Oregon hospital working to change perception of hospital food

About 80 percent of food served at St. Charles Prineville is for medical staff, friends and family of patients, and the general public


Post Comment


• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies

All fields are required.