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Faced With Federal Prosecution, MountainView Agrees to Stop Harassment of RNs in Settlement With Labor Board
Date:10/5/2009

a collective voice and union representation," said Zenei Cortez, RN, co-president of NNOC/CNA.

MountainView's "campaign of harassment against RNs this summer proved what most nurses there were already saying: that the administration did not respect its RNs, and without a strong RN organization, HCA would trample on the rights of nurses and patients," said Cortez.

"Pulling RNs away from patient care assignments to bombard them with anti-CNA propaganda and sequestering them for two-hour interrogations only served to remind the RNs why they need representation to protect their democratic rights," she said.

"The considerable efforts and hard work expended by the NLRB on this case reinforces our message that no employer should be allowed to get away with subjecting its workers to the level of pressure and retaliation experienced here, especially those who devote their lives to creating an atmosphere of healing," said Cortez.

The fight of MountainView RNs to protect those rights, and their ability to decide about representation in an environment devoid of coercion is a reminder of the importance of passing the Employee Free Choice Act, Cortez added. "We need a level playing field that can only be assured by passing this basic rights law."

NNOC/CNA is the voice of the national nurses movement, representing 86,000 RNs in all 50 states, and is a founding member of National Nurses United, a 150,000-member RN organization that will hold its inaugural convention December 7-8 in Arizona. Learn more at www.nnoc.net.

SOURCE National Nurses Organizing Committee/California Nurses Association


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