TX nurses file charges against Tenet and CA nurse group

A pair of nurses, working with a national right-to-work group, have filed unfair labor practices against Tenet Healthcare and the California Nurses Association with the National Labor Relations Board. The charges were filed by the nurses and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. The nurses and the right-to-work group argue that the election-procedures agreement between Tenet and the CNA isn't fair. They contend that it gives the CNA too much of an advantage in organizing nurses at Tenet's hospitals, and squeezes out nurses who are against unionization.

Under the current agreement, CNA has access to the names and addresses of nurses, as well as meeting space in Tenet hospitals, according to the charges filed with the NLRB. Nurses who aren't in favor of unionization, meanwhile, had their meeting space taken away when the CNA complained, the right-to-work group contends. Meanwhile, the union says that its agreement only puts protections in place to make sure that employees aren't threatened or harassed during legally-allowed organizing.

To learn more about the dispute:
- read this Modern Healthcare piece (reg. req.)
- read the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation's press release


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