Another Worker Intimidation Case

Another case of worker intimidation by a union is proceeding. An appeal of an unfair labor case, filed by a nurse from the Pomona (California) Valley Hospital, has been granted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

As reported by Inland Newspapers’ Monica Rodriguez:

Nurse Carole Jeane Baderscher first filed a complaint with the NLRB in October with assistance from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation . . . .

In the complaint, Baderscher said the Service Employees International Union [SEIU] Local 121RN, which represents about 1,000 registered nurses at the hospital, put out information that threatened nurses who crossed picket lines during a strike planned for the end of the year. The strike was averted after the union and the hospital reached an agreement.

The complaint said the union put out a flier that said the union would seek dues not paid during the strike and threatened them with jail time if they crossed the picket line. Members of the union said at the time the information was meant for hospital administrators and had been posted on the union’s Web site.