Nurses stage rally to protest NLRB ruling

Today, nurses and other caregivers represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) plan to take to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to protest a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling which they say unfairly brands many in their ranks as supervisors. Earlier this week we reported that the NLRB handed down a ruling which held that, among other things, some charge nurses can legally be treated as supervisors, making them ineligible to join a union. While the American Hospital Association and U.S. Chamber of Commerce have argued in favor of broadening the legal definition of "supervisor," nursing unions oppose it vigorously, contending that this is a bald-faced union-busting tactic. The California Nurses Association and National Nurses Organizing Committee says it will call a strike at any facility that attempts to implement the decision.

For more background on the protest:
- see the United Healthcare Workers West release
- read the Associated Press report on the ruling