Contract Dispute Ongoing Between Nurses And Hospital
On behalf of The Law Office of Lynnette Ariathurai, A Professional Corporation posted in Contract Disputes on Friday, August 19, 2016.
California medical professionals may be familiar with the many challenges that can arise during contract negotiations. Nurses in another state say they've been trying to resolve a contract dispute since their most recent negotiations in December 2015. Following those negotiations, the nurses filed two charges of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board against hospital management.
Apparently, the nurses claim they asked the hospital to provide information that was needed to make negotiations fruitful. Their request reportedly went unmet. The nurses claim they have a right to fair treatment in negotiating a new agreement, and that management's refusal to share the information with them has caused a contract dispute.
Many labor and religious leaders in the community have come together to show their support. As a group, they say they plan to present a letter to the president of the hospital, requesting fair treatment of the nurses during extended negotiations for their new union contract. Some have expressed worry that the contract disagreements may lead to a reduction in the quality of health care provided in the area.
One of the nurses recently stated how much they all appreciate the tremendous community support. She also said she hopes the presence of the community leaders inspires management to offer them fair treatment. Many times, emotions in such situations run high, and amicable resolutions can only be achieved through skilled and experienced negotiation. Any California professional facing an employment contract dispute has every right to seek assistance from a seasoned business and commercial law attorney.
Source: eagletribune.com, "Contract dispute between nurses, Haverhill hospital escalates", Peter Francis, Aug. 17, 2016