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Stanford Accelerates Union-Busting Tactics
Date:7/30/2008

Caregivers fight back by petitioning NLRB for election to win representation of powerful statewide healthcare union

STANFORD, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its long-standing anti-union campaign, Stanford's latest step was to withdraw union recognition. Undeterred in their decade-long fight to win quality hospital standards, fair wages and good benefits, caregivers will petition the National Labor Relations Board for a union election. UHW already represents most of the hospitals in the area and has cultivated its reputation of improving patient care and raising worker wages.

WHAT: Press conference announcing intent to hold union election

WHO: Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-San Jose

Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, D-Redwood City

Menlo Park Mayor Andrew Cohen

hospital workers, community allies

WHEN: Thursday, July 31

11 a.m.

WHERE: Stanford Hospital and Clinics

300 Pasteur Drive

Stanford

With more than 150,000 members, SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is the fastest-growing healthcare union in the United States. We represent healthcare workers in all job classifications and all healthcare settings, including hospitals, homecare, nursing homes and clinics. Our mission is to achieve high-quality healthcare for all.

CONTACT: Kim Curtis, of SEIU, +1-510-206-8248


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