NLRB: Johns Hop­kins tried to de­ter nurses from union­iz­ing

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The Na­tional La­bor Re­la­tions Board has found ev­i­dence that Johns Hop­kins Hospi­tal tried to im­pede reg­is­tered nurses’ ef­forts to form a union.

The NLRB told the Baltimore Sun that it will is­sue a for­mal com­plaint if the hospi­tal doesn’t agree to set­tle the com­plaint brought by Na­tional Nurses United.

In June, the NNU ac­cused the hospi­tal of bar­ring nurses from com­ing to work on days off to talk about the union­iza­tion ef­fort, and from talk­ing about union is­sues at work. Nurses said they have been pur­su­ing a union to ad­dress safe staffing and work­ing con­di­tions, along with higher pay and ben­e­fits.

Johns Hop­kins spokesman Ken­neth Wil­lis said the hospi­tal dis­agrees with the NLRB’s pre­lim­i­nary de­ci­sion to move for­ward.

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