Illegal Lockout at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

June 23rd, 2011

SVMH management is illegally locking out about 100 workers who went on strike for 24 hours Tuesday. 

Management aims to intimidate NUHW members with their unlawful retaliation, but workers aren’t rolling over. Right now, locked out SVMH workers are picketing at the home of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare District Director Harry Wardwell (picture below).

Management’s illegal lockout will last until tomorrow, when employees will return to work. The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) issued a complaint yesterday against the hospital for its conduct, demonstrating that the government agency agrees that the hospital’s actions are plainly unlawful.