CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A months long effort to unionize at the Meadows Psychiatric Center in Centre Hall is unsuccessful.

Staff and former employees led the effort after they say working conditions became unsafe. In a statement, President of the Local Service Employees International Union says “While the outcome of this vote is disheartening we will continue to stand with workers and patients of the Meadows.”

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The Meadows says in a statement “We hope that the union will respect the employee’s clear and definitive decision.”