Maryland hospital engaged in anti-union activities during nurse organizing campaign, NLRB rules

Holy Cross Health expressed dissatisfaction about the boards choice and told Beckers it is taking a look at all legal options concerning the case..

” At Holy Cross Health, we believe remaining in direct relationship with our coworkers reflects our core values and is our best option,” the organization said


Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., breached labor law throughout a 2016 union arranging project by National Nurses United, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Sept. 11.

The board also ordered the hospital to rescind its provision regarding the restriction of “solicitation and distribution of literature to clients or visitors at any time by unauthorized individuals” in the June 2016 solicitation-and-distribution policy.

The board purchased Holy Cross to cease and desist from anti-union conduct including threatening staff members with more burdensome working conditions if they choose to unionize; coercively questioning employees about their union assistance or activities; and calling health center security to react to employees taking part in union activities.

A three-member panel of the board promoted an administrative law judges July 2017 ruling that the medical facility unlawfully disrupted, limited and pushed workers throughout the campaign.The case involved a union organizing campaign that lasted about a year to 18 months..

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

National Nurses United applauded the boards decision about the case, stating it “vindicates nurses, who were threatened, questioned, spied upon and lied to by management as part of the outrageous and illegal union-busting project.”.

” Tragically, the occasions at problem here took place 4 years ago, and the glacial speed at which justice was done here makes a mockery of the federal governments commitment to protect employees rights to arrange,” the union stated in a declaration to Beckers Hospital Review, including that “the extreme hold-up highlights the failure of the federal government to effectively enforce nurses right to organize.”.

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