State Board Denies Request for ‘Immediate Action’ on CNA Complaint Over Palomar Pomerado Health District
The Public Employment Relations Board has denied a request by the California Nurses Association for "immediate action" on allegations of unfair labor practices against nurses in the Palomar Pomerado Health district, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Board officials said that they still plan to investigate the allegations but added that the evaluation may take several weeks. The complaint, part of an ongoing debate between CNA and Palomar Pomerado, accuses the health district of "excluding nonsupervisory nurses from a bargaining unit that the union would represent," which makes an election to allow the union to represent nurses more difficult to win. Palomar Pomerado officials said that the nurses excluded from the bargaining group have management positions and as a result, should not be part of the union (Berhman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/12).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.