Labor board orders election for USC University Hospital workers to join NUHW

February 4th, 2010

The National Labor Relations Board today ordered elections for nearly 600 workers at USC University Hospital to join NUHW, including 65 Sodexho employees who work at the hospital.

Like the recent elections at Kaiser, both of these elections are votes that SEIU tried for months to stop. But the board rejected SEIU’s effort and protected caregivers’ right to vote.

The federal government has ruled against SEIU and in favor of NUHW supporters in a string of recent decisions that are paving the way for elections by tens of thousands of healthcare workers this year.