NLRA and Unions in Healthcare
Unions can have a big impact on the healthcare field, so it’s important that those in Human Resources as well as supervisors and managers understand employer rights and restrictions under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This course will explain the laws and regulations surrounding unions and what you need to know to protect your facility and also protect the rights of your workers.
By the end of this training session, you will be able to identify the basic provisions and prohibitions of the NLRA, distinguish the rights of employers and employees under the Act, recognize the influence of unions in the workplace, and understand how the NLRA and union contracts may affect your relations with employees.
Duration: 18 minutes.
Why “NLRA and Unions in Healthcare” Matters:
Employees must be allowed to talk about the union on nonwork time and in nonwork areas.
Employers are bound by low-level supervisors’ illegal conduct in regards to union organizing even if upper management had nothing to do with it.
If a supervisor looks at a union authorization card and acknowledges that the signatures are authentic, an employer could be required to recognize the union without an election.
The NLRA gives workers the right to organize and join a union without your facility retaliating in any way;
All employees except managers and supervisors are covered under the NLRA;
Even nonunion employees are covered under the NLRA if they wish to demand changes; and
There are things you can do to keep your staff satisfied and avoid unions if you choose to do so.