NLRB Favors SEIU: Dismisses The Will Of The People And Orders New Kaiser Vote.
Adding to the increasing list of questionable partisan decisions by the allegedly impartial NLRB, one of the largest private sector union elections in U.S. history is headed for a do-over because the favorite son got beat.Labor regulators say about 43,000 California health care workers at Kaiser Permanente will decide once again whether to stay with the giant Service Employees International Union (SEIU) or leave for a rival. The new union, the National Union of Healthcare Workers was started by former SEIU leaders.
Last year, workers voted 61 percent to 39 percent to remain with the SEIU. But a judge at the National Labor Relations Board ruled last month that the election was tainted. The judge found the SEIU led workers to believe they would not get the same raises and benefits if they joined the rival National Union of Healthcare Workers. The full Board agreed that another vote is warranted.
Posted on August 11, 2011, in Labor Relations, Uncategorized and tagged do-over, election, favors, kaiser, nhwu, nlrb, seiu, vote. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.