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