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St. Charles Charged with Unfair Labor Practices


Service Employees (SEIU) at St. Charles will not vote on whether to get rid of the union this week as planned.  SEIU Local 49 has filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against the hospital, and that is delaying the vote. Will Layng, Organizing Director with SEIU, says there are strict rules about what the hospital can say on these union matters, and they believe hospital administrators crossed the line. “They can say their opinion. They can say this is the company's opinion or my opinion. But you cannot threaten, or intimate workers or surveil workers who speak up in support of a union.” The hospital will be facing Unfair Labor Practice charges in front of the National Labor Relations Board. The union decertification vote will be delayed until a ruling on these charges. Hospital administrators say they've done nothing wrong and will defend itself against all the charges.

 

 

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