Ct: Unionizing vote called off-arbitrator's found that hospital threatened employees

  1. unionizing vote called off at connecticut hospital

    a labor union in connecticut seeking to organize 1,800 workers at yale-new haven hospital has called off an election scheduled for next week following an arbitrator's finding that the hospital had threatened employees and spread misinformation in an illegal effort to keep them from organizing.
    hartford courant, dec. 15, 2006




    [s]... hospital supervisors intimidated workers and threatened to cut their pay, benefits, and even their jobs, if the union won...[/s]


    ... an independent arbitrator found yale-new haven had engaged in "serious violations of federal law, the election principles agreement and prior arbitration awards....

    ...even yale university president richard c. levin said he was "dismayed by the recent actions of the hospital that violated the letter and spirit of its agreement" with the union
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Dec 16, '06
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Freedom42
    Wow. When a minister accuses management of lying, I'd say management has a major public relations problem.

    If this article isn't a great endorsement for the union's campaign, I don't know what is.
  4. by   Simplepleasures
    I hope the NLRB comes down on this hospital like gangbusters.I have been in two unionizing campaigns and have seen mandatory anti union meetings ,taking workers off their floors away from their patients.Maybe this will start a trend back to enforcing the laws the NLRB was created for.
  5. by   banditrn
    Good grief!! Wonder what will happen to the management there? You can bet the supervisors didn't come up with this all on their own!

    I remember, during contract negotiations at the hospital where I worked, the CEO was heard to say 'those nurses don't NEED that union - "I" will take care of them'! It sounded to me then like he wanted to be called 'Big Daddy'.
  6. by   weirdRN
    Quote from banditrn
    Good grief!! Wonder what will happen to the management there? You can bet the supervisors didn't come up with this all on their own!

    I remember, during contract negotiations at the hospital where I worked, the CEO was heard to say 'those nurses don't NEED that union - "I" will take care of them'! It sounded to me then like he wanted to be called 'Big Daddy'.
    :roll :roll :roll

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