Norton Audobon Hospital Ordered To Pay $171,000 Judgment For Illegally Firing Nurses
13 Nov 2007
Three Registered Nurses from Norton Audobon Hospital have won $171,000 in back pay from Norton Audobon Hospital in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision.
The nurses were illegally fired by Norton Audobon for advocating for better care for their patients and for RNs at the hospital to organize with Nurses Professional Organization (NPO), a Kentucky-based union of Registered Nurses that is affiliated with the National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNOC).
The firings were part of a pattern of harassment by Norton Audobon of its own nurses that is both under investigation by the NLRB, and indicative of the serious problems at the facility that are severely hindering patient care....