RIGHT STEP

LVN’s at the Right Step in Wimberley go union!

In March, Licensed Vocational Nurses working at the Right Step drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in Wimberley, Texas voted to form a union with CWA Local 6186 as their representative. The LVN’s at the private facility formed an organizing committee and worked for months to get their coworkers on board and win an official union election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board.

The nurses formed a union to have a voice on the job when it came to staffing levels, safety on the job, client care, and winning back benefits that were cut when Elements Behavioral Health, Inc. recently took over the facility. Elements is a national corporation with facilities across Texas and the country. The Right Step union committee, which includes Jace Felton and Lee Schluter, is now negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement with the company.

If you work at a Right Step/Elements facility and are interested in joining our union, call or email Seth Hutchinson at 512-448-4225

Right Step Committee members [l-r] Jennifer Salazar, Jace Felton, Lee Schluter, and Veronica Peña.