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June 20th, 2019

Know Your Weingarten Rights

In 1975, the United States Supreme Court in the case of NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251 (1975) upheld a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that employees have a right to union representation at investigatory interviews. These rights have become known as Weingarten Rights. During an investigatory interview, the Supreme Court ruled […]


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June 20th, 2019

The Seven Tests of Just Cause

Just cause is a common standard in labor law arbitration that is used in labor union contracts as a form of job security. The seven tests are as follows: Was the employee forewarned of the consequences of his or her actions? Are the employer’s rules reasonably related to business efficiency and performance the employer might […]


June 18th, 2019

Kaiser contract vote information

NUHW-represented Kaiser workers are voting on Kaiser’s “best” offer. The elected bargaining committees for each of the three units — IBHS, Psych-Social, and Healthcare Professionals — believe that Kaiser’s proposals do not go nearly far enough to address our core demands: Achieving parity in wages and benefits with other Kaiser employees; meaningfully addressing staffing, access, […]


June 9th, 2019

Kaiser mental health clinicians call off open-ended strike amid recent progress in negotiations

Statewide strike of 4,000 Kaiser psychologists, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals had been scheduled to start Tuesday Following progress at the bargaining table in recent weeks, the member-led bargaining teams representing 4,000 Kaiser mental health clinicians and healthcare professionals throughout California voted unanimously Sunday to call off an open-ended strike scheduled to […]


June 9th, 2019

Kaiser mental health strike – CALLED OFF

Kaiser mental health clinicians call off open-ended strike amid recent progress in negotiations