Judge Orders Promotions, Back Pay For Three Nurses
The three nurses, who work or worked at Audubon, hold posts with the union. Two of them, Patty Clark and Ann Hurst, lost their positions as charge nurses in 1996 when a restructuring at Audubon reduced the nursing staff. They remained as lower-paid staff nurses. The third, Joanne Sandusky, lost her job as a lactation specialist in 1994
. The labor board ruled in 2000 that Columbia/HCA, now HCA, had discriminated against the three nurses because of their union activities.
The board ordered that they receive new job offers and thousands of dollars in back pay.
I'd love to see what that check for 9 years
of back pay looks like. Congrats to these nurses for going the distance.