Patients receive better care when nurses have a voice on the job. That’s why we’ve joined together at Einstein to have our voices heard. Together, we’re working to make Einstein a better place for nurses and for patients.

Our Rights While We Organize

You have the protected legal right to form a union! It is unlawful for an employer to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees seeking to organize a union.

Any of the following acts represent a violation of the National Labor Relations Act:

  • They cannot tell employees that management will fire or punish employees if they engage in union activity.
  • They cannot lay off or discharge any employee for union activity.
  • They cannot bar employees from signing union petitions during non-working hours.
  • They cannot bar employees from discussing the union during working hours (in non-patient areas) provided it does not interfere with patient care.
  • They cannot ask employees about confidential union matters, meetings, etc.
  • They cannot ask employees about the union representatives.
  • They cannot ask employees how they intend to vote.
  • They cannot ask employees whether they have signed a petition for a union.
  • They cannot, by the nature of the work assignment, create conditions intended to get rid of an employee because of her/his union activity.
  • They cannot threaten or coerce employees in any way in order to influence votes.
  • They cannot tell employees that existing benefits will be discontinued if the facility is unionized.
  • They cannot say unionization will force management to lay off staff.
  • They cannot say that having a union will take away benefits and privileges already in effect.
  • They cannot promise employees promotions, raises, or other benefits if they get out of the union or refrain from joining it.

Please contact your union staff if you believe management has violated any of these rights.


Contact Your Union Staff

Randa Ruge, Organizer
rruge “at” pennanurses.org

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