Deal allows union to try to organize workers at Northhampton hospital

The Service Employees International Union signed an agreement that allows the union to seek to organize about 500 workers at Partners HealthCare’s hospital in Northampton. The deal with Partners applies to service and technical workers at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. It follows a similar accord at the Partners-owned Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital earlier this year, which led to 500 Faulkner employees joining the union.