“At Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, workers have clearly chosen to cast their lot with the NUHW. SEIU’s continued delay of the workers’ election, and its refusal to agree to ground rules for the election at Memorial, flies in the face of Catholic social teaching and contradicts SEIU’s own national advocacy for exactly the types of agreement it is now trying to thwart. …SEIU should end its puzzling anti-union campaign of delays and enter into discussions with NUHW and St. Joseph to set ground rules for the union election at Memorial based on the principles we have all worked so hard to achieve.”
Did you know that SEIU has asked the labor board to block hundreds of workers from voting for NUHW… because the employer extended the hours at the hospital cafeteria? In another charge, SEIU’s lawyers demanded that elections be put on hold because the employer changed workers’ uniforms. NUHW organizing committees at four Southern California hospitals […]
By D. Ashley Furness, Business Journal Staff Reporter
SANTA ROSA, CALIF.–The Oct. 26 hearing intended to schedule the long-awaited union election for Memorial Hospital workers has been delayed until Nov. 2, according to a National Labor Relations Board official who said one of the union’s attorneys could not attend the meeting.
… In April, the recently-formed National Union of Healthcare Workers compiled a new petition of Memorial workers and was approved for an election. The new group was created by former SEIU Northern California leaders who resigned from the union in January after they were removed from leadership.
SEIU has since renewed interest in the organizing Memorial workers, asking to be added on the ballot. The labor relations board approved the addition, but then union officials twice filed complaints that effectively stalled the hearing for five more months.
California Superior Court Judge Jon S. Tigar shot down every claim in SEIU’s attempt to deny workers legal representation at the NLRB. SEIU officials had asked the court to disqualify NUHW’s attorney. SEIU used the same frivolous claims to disrupt a Sept. 23 hearing regarding the election at Santa Rosa Memorial, in order to further […]