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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Nurses at Saint Louis University Hospital votedJune 7to join a national nurses union.

After a secret voting session, the decision was made to become an affiliate with the National Nurses Organizing Committee-Missouri by a tally of 305-99.

The National Nurses Organizing Committee-Missouri is affiliated with the National Nurses United (NNU).

NNU has organized more than 30 hospitals in its two and a half years.

St. Louis University Hospital is an affiliate of the Tenet Healthcare system. As of now, NNU represents 4,000 RNs in nine hospitals, including Florida, Texas and California.

The leaders of NNU hope that SLUH will be an inspiration to other nurses in the St. Louis area.