The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined there is merit to a third allegation that Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is violating federal labor law. In addition to barring off-duty RNs access to break rooms and outside patient care areas in connection with union activity and prohibiting Hopkins RNs from talking about the union at work, Hopkins has “created the impression of surveillance and unlawful interrogation,” the most recent charge found to have merit by the Board, which is investigating all three charges. “Nurses are simply exercising our legal right to seek union representation, and management is acting unethically or unlawfully in trying to stop us,” said RN Janet Orlin. “On behalf of our patients, we call on Johns Hopkins to do better.” Hopkins nurses are organizing with the National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU).
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