« Last post by Kimberly07 on March 17, 2009, 09:58:12 PM »
The new trend in nursing union's organizing attempts are corporate born Election Procedure Agreements (EPA). The mere idea of them devalues the professionalism that nursing has worked so hard to achieve. The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) is currently attempting to organize the nurses at Hahnemann University Hospital. Similar efforts are occuring at several other Tenet owned facilities in Texas. The formulation of the EPA is an unlawful support and assistance by Tenet to hand pick their own union. Our employee information such a addresses and phone numbers have been offered freely to union organizers. Our management team has a "gag" order applied and our natural chain of command for obtaining information and support have been stripped from their essential roles. Under a Supreme Court decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Brown, 128 S. Ct. 2408 (2008), employees have a Section 7 right to "refuse to join unions, which implies an underlying right to receive information opposing unionization." The EPA blatantly favors the CNA/NNOC and discriminates against the employees rights to provide opposition to the CNA viewpoints.