Good News for the Benedictine Nurses. The Labor Board has ruled that they can have an election and vote FOR THE UNION!
Benedictine CEO Tommy Dee and his band of high priced lawyers tried to BLOCK the nurses from even having a chance to vote. They filed complaints with the labor board AGAINST THE NURSES to stop them from having a union. WHY is this so important that the hospital is willing to pay what will surely be at least a $100,000 in legal bills?? Lexington Avenue, New York Lawyers don't come cheap. Tommy Dee makes it sound like they are doing it all to PROTECT the nurses best interests. When else have they spent that amount of money, so quickly, for the nurses "benefit" ? To "protect" them?
Next comes the anti-union propaganda and mandatory meetings the hospital will hold to "explain" why the union is bad. Complete with handouts and videos too! All BS. All from Tommy Dee, the man who makes 100k plus and some NYC Lawyers, who make Tommy look poor. Oh yea, they are REALLY doing this FOR the nurses. They care now. Really. I hear the break rooms already have been supplied with anti union flyers. I also hear the nurses are determined, growing and on a mission. All they need to do is get by the Lexington Avenue scare tactics.
Thinking about it as a business man. Tommy, you should be fired. If the nurses want to join a union and it is not in their best interest - it must be bad for them, so it must make them weaker. Using your logic, wouldn't that BE BETTER FOR THE HOSPITAL?? How do you justify spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to stop that?
Unless it is not true. Unless it will really make them a little bit STRONGER and also force you to make fair decisions.
Tommy, the nurses don't need you as a daddy - to guide them in the right direction. They are adults who know what is best. Most have already raised children. They are smart people. They just want a voice at work, a real one. One that will be paid attention to and heard. That's all.
What are you scared about Tommy? Being fair? Having a balance? You say that "it is not in the best interest for the nurses to have a union." Come on out in public and explain that in detail. A good 45 minute conversation and you would be turned to mud - and you know it. You are wrong and doing this to keep the nurses voiceless, weak and unorganized.
Benedictine Hospital - I hope your contributors know they pay the legal bills here to fight their own nurses.
The community is watching this closely. Welcome to the court of public opinion.