Union Election Cancelled As CNA Says SEIU Excluded Nurses In Ohio Deal – 03/12/08
By Doug Cunningham
In Ohio Catholic Healthcare Partners has cancelled an SEIU union election in what had been a top-down deal between SEIU and the hospital chain. Jill Furillo of the California Nurses Association says her union has been working directly with the 8.000 nurses at Catholic Healthcare Partners but the nurses had not been working with SEIU to get a union.
[Furillo]: “There was not one nurse that had any knowledge of this deal that SEIU was working with Catholic Healthcare Partners. SEIU believes in these labor-management partnerships – that somehow or other you can be best friends with corporate bosses and somehow that;s going to help workers.