Hospital Organizing Has Slowed, Two Years After Labor Board’s Controversial Supervisor Decision

Source: Mischa Gaus, Labor Notes, October 2008

Joanne Thompson found out the hard way how management is exploiting a loose definition of a supervisor to strip workers of the ability to form unions. She had spent five years as a “charge nurse” at West Houston Medical Center, checking up on medication schedules and juggling workloads for the nurses on her floor, who monitor heart patients.

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