Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NLRB Sues to Reinstate Union Saboteurs at Nursing Homes

Washington Examiner -- President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board asked a judge this week to force a Connecticut nursing home to re-hire employees involved in a labor dispute, including the workers who sabotaged patient homes as they went on strike.

The Service Employees International Union members who worked at HealthBridge went on strike after rejecting the company’s final offer in contract negotiations. HealthBridge cut benefits, pensions, and raises wages 2.2 percent.

“The [NLRB] says those unilateral changes were illegal, and wants the judge to reset the clock so that the union members can continue to work under the terms of the expired contract and continue to negotiate for a new agreement,” The Hartford Courant reports.

That includes the union members who committed acts of sabotage on the way out the door which exploited the weakness of the Alzheimer’s patients in the nursing home in order to make it more difficult for those patients to receive care from the replacement workers. As The Washington Examiner previously noted:

The director of the facility in Newington, Conn., told police that “the name tags on the patients’ doors for the Alzheimer’s ward were mixed up. The photos attached to the medical records for these patients were removed, further complicating, but not making impossible, the identification of the patients. Also, dietary blue stickers affixed to the door name tags were removed.” Some medical equipment also went missing.

Entire column...
Blog author's comments - The relatives who have family in the nursing home affected by the union should get together and sue the SEIU employees. The union people should have been arrested for putting the patients' lives in danger, but the Obama government is trying to get their jobs back.

Obama’s NLRB asked a judge this week to force the nursing home to re-hire employees involved in the labor dispute. This is the kind of thing we can expect from the corrupt administration which the majority of the people in this country voted for. Obama will protect the unions because of their support and money which helped him win a second term.

Examiner Editorial: If a nursing home bears the union label, look elsewhere.

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