Nurses Rally Against Expected Ruling
Hundreds of nurses rallied in Oakland and Los Angeles on Tuesday to protest an expected ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that would broaden the definition of a manager, the Contra Costa Times reports (Kleffman, Contra Costa Times, 7/12).
If the board adopts the broader manager definition, some experienced registered nurses could be considered managers and would no longer be eligible for union representation.
The California Nurses Association, which represents 65,000 registered nurses statewide, could lose hundreds to thousands of members if the new definition is adopted (Vesely, Oakland Tribune, 7/12).
If NLRB approves the changes, CNA will consider striking at hospitals across the state to prevent administrators from adopting the new definition (Contra Costa Times, 7/12).
A ruling is expected this summer (Raine, San Francisco Chronicle, 7/12).