Navigation Links
NLRB Orders New Union Election at O'Connor Woods

Judge Finds Employer Threatened, Misled Workers at Stockton Retirement Home

STOCKTON, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Labor Relations Board has recommended a new election be held at the O'Connor Woods retirement home in Stockton, after finding management violated federal law by threatening and misleading workers in the days prior to a previous union election in November.

Workers at O'Connor Woods were pleased with the decision. Caregivers first voted to become members of SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West in 2005, but years of stalling tactics by management prevented them from winning a first contract.

"We're all excited to hear that the NLRB has ruled in favor of a new election," said Eleanor Valadez, a laundry aide at O'Connor Woods. "After more than three years of fighting, we hope management will accept this decision, and not engage in a lengthy appeal to deny their workers a voice on the job. The hundreds of thousands of dollars that an appeal would cost would be better spent on improving resident care at our retirement home."

The ruling by Administrative Law Judge James M. Kennedy found that O'Connor Woods management distributed "inaccurate and misleading" fliers to workers in an attempt to dissuade them from supporting the union, and that supervisors created an atmosphere of "dread" by mischaracterizing what could happen during the collective bargaining process.

Workers at O'Connor Woods have been seeking improved wages at the facility, where many of them earn poverty-level income despite years of experience. Workers also seek contract provisions that will allow them to have a stronger voice on the job and help improve resident care at the facility.

O'Connor Woods management has also been harshly criticized by many in the local faith community over its stall tactics and apparent unwillingness to negotiate a contract with workers. O'Connor Woods is sponsored by a Catholic order, the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.

The 150,000-member SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is the largest hospital and healthcare union in the western United States and represents every type of healthcare worker, including nurses, professional, technical and service classifications. Our mission is to achieve high-quality healthcare for all.

SOURCE SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Court Orders Service Union and Its President Andy Stern: Stop Stalking and Harassing Registered Nurse Leaders and Staff of California Nurses Assn/NNOC
2. Jenni Schaefer, Motivational Speaker, Author Named National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Ambassador
3. JCSM: A high frequency of sleep-related breathing disorders in hospitalized patients
4. New procedure in diagnosing small bowel disorders proves efficient and effective
5. Angina drug potentially useful against heart rhythm disorders
6. Godfather of Physical Fitness, Jack LaLanne, Signs Newest Book at Borders Penn Plaza Friday, March 21st from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM ET
7. Aflac Reaches $40 Million Milestone in Donations to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta
8. PEMCO Insurance and Tullys Coffee Team Up to Make Coffee Orders Count - For Childrens Hospital
9. Eating Disorders Take Center Stage at iaedp(TM) 2008 Symposium in Orlando, Florida
10. Eating Disorders Program at Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital Expands to Include Young Adults
11. Families Play a Role in the Development of Eating Disorders
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new ... network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... PLAINSBORO, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... same sources, yet in many ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, ... Oncology (EBO), a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping ... fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness ... size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported by ... lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest common ... the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a ... area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... up to date financial data derived from varied research sources ... with potential impact on the market during the next five ... comprises of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Bracket , a leading clinical trial technology and ... platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the 52 nd ... 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  A demonstration ... of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, will be ... is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes assessments that ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in Bogota. ... ... ... ... Astellas is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: