NLRB: Johns Hopkins tried to deter nurses from unionizing
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.