In The News: Memorial hospital and right to organize
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.
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?