In The News: Memorial hospital and right to organize

December 21st, 2010

The following is an opinion piece in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat about NUHW members’ year-long (and counting) struggle for union recognition at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and how U.S. labor laws work beautifully for employers — and horribly for workers.

Read the full piece at the Press Democrat.

Guest Opinion: Memorial Hospital and the right to organize

By MARTIN J. BENNETT

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act, legislation that extended basic labor rights to American workers, including the rights to organize, to bargain collectively and to strike for fair wages, benefits and workplace safety.

The organizing campaign by Memorial Hospital workers is representative of how labor law is failing American workers. What are the facts?

Read the rest of the essay.