Sutter Engaged in Unfair Labor Practices, Court Rules
Last week, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that Sutter Health East Bay Region engaged in unfair labor practices -- such as eliminating paid health care coverage for part-time registered nurses and cutting paid sick leave -- during contract discussions with the California Nurses Association, which was representing Sutter Delta Medical Center registered nurses. Under the ruling, Sutter must "rescind any unilateral changes it has implemented" and "make whole" employees for any losses plus interest. Sutter has 21 days from the court order to comply. A Sutter Delta spokesperson said the organization will fight the ruling.
- "Judge Rules Sutter Health Used Unfair Labor Practices During Antioch Contract Talks" (Burgarino, Contra Costa Times, 7/26).
- "Sutter Loses Labor Decision" (Glover, Sacramento Bee, 7/27).