California Nurses Association Withdraws Complaint Against Palomar Pomerado Health District
The California Nurses Association has withdrawn a complaint against the Palomar Pomerado Health district for alleged unfair labor practices, part of an ongoing debate between the health district and the union, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports (San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/23). The CNA complaint had accused Palomar Pomerado of excluding nonsupervisory nurses from a bargaining group that the union would represent, which would make an election to allow the union to represent nurses more difficult to win (California Healthline, 4/12). "This is a good-faith gesture on our part to try to resolve this issue of which nurses should be included in the bargaining unit," Ted Cahill, a CNA organizer, said. However, CNA officials said the union would refile the complaint against Palomar Pomerado in the event that a mediation with the Public Employment Relations Board scheduled for May 2 does not lead to an agreement (San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/23).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.