Administrative Law Judge Michael Rosas ruled that the hospital “engaged in at least eight instances of unlawful threats, coercion, and interrogation in violation” of federal law.
The hospital was also found to have maintained illegal policies prohibiting nurses from discussing union representation. National Nurses United has been organizing nurses at Holy Cross since last year.
“We’re thrilled with this ruling,” said Nina Scott, an intensive care unit RN at Holy Cross. “Now we can move forward to organize without fear and freely talk with nurses.”
On today's labor calendar, our guests on "Your Rights At Work" will be Jonathan Rosenblum, author of “Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement,” and Bruce Jett, Washington-Baltimore News Guild organizer. Listen and call in today starting at 1 o'clock here on WPFW.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1869, William Sylvis died, aged just 41. In his brief life, Sylvis helped found both the Iron Molders' Union and the National Labor Union, one of the first American union federations attempting to unite workers of various crafts into a single national organization.
Today’s labor quote is by William Sylvis, who said:
"Single-handed we can accomplish nothing; but united there is no power of wrong we may not openly defy."
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