Nurses at UW Health say they will be appealing the decision by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission that their employer isn’t required to recognize their union.

In a statement Friday, registered nurses Mary Jorgensen, Colin Gillis and Sarah Langland say the WERC’s ruling “does not impact” ongoing negotiations with UW Health leadership or their efforts to form a union.

“The groundbreaking agreement that nurses won in September empowers us with a union voice, and through a ‘Meet and Discuss’ process we are currently working on urgent improvements in patient care, staffing and retention,” they said. “Hundreds of us have already signed up to become union members and we are meeting directly with the administration to raise critical issues and create real solutions.”

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