National Board Forces MMC to Agree to Settlement Stating it Won’t Coerce or Threaten Nurses for Raising Concerns About Their Working Conditions
In July our union filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (the NLRB), a federal government agency that enforces the rights of workers to unionize.
We asserted that, among other things, the Medical Center had violated federal law by threatening to discipline a nurse who had made legally protected complaints about excessive hours of work.
After investigating the charge at length the NLRB concluded that the charge had merit and as a result the Medical Center agreed to a settlement. The settlement requires that the Medical Center post a notice for 60 days that states as follows: