Thursday, January 20, 2011

Not Even a Phone Call?

Remember this post about 150 workers at Shasta Regional Medical Center who reportedly are trying to leave SEIU-UHW?

At the end of the post, Tasty mentioned he'd heard rumors about a similar decert effort in the Bay Area but didn't have details.

Well, readers say the decert effort is happening at San Jose Medical Group, a chain of outpatient clinics that serves 125,000 patients in the Bay Area and employs 250 SEIU-UHW members. The decert petition, which has already been filed with the NLRB, covers dozens of classifications including Medical Assistants, LVNs, Rad Techs, Cardiac Sonographers, Patient Services Reps, Switchboard Operators, Clerks, etc. According to the reports, the workers got fed up after they got zero help -- not even a phone call -- from the trusteed union.

Well, with two more decerts filed in just the first few weeks of January, it's not shaping up to be much of a happy new year for the trustees...