Labor Board Rules in Nurses’ Favor – Complaint Filed Against Grane Healthcare
Months after Grane Healthcare took over Cambria Care Center, they continue to break the law by refusing to recognize and negotiate with nurses and their union.
Ebensburg, PA –The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against Grane Healthcare, the for-profit company that took over Cambria Care Center (formerly Laurel Crest), for illegally harassing frontline professional nurses at the facility. The NLRB sided in favor of Cambria Care Center nurses and their union, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania. A hearing is set for July 21.
The Board found that Grane illegally discriminated against nurses for their union activity, failed to recognize their union in violation of the sale agreement, and changed the job duties of Licensed Practical Nurses without negotiating over the impact of those changes with nurses and their union.
A hearing is set for 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the Cambria County Courthouse.
“Now that even the U.S. Government recognizes that they are breaking the law, it’s time that Grane makes a change. It’s time that they start respecting us – the caregivers – and our residents,” said Crystal Nagy, a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Cambria Care Center. “Grane needs to follow the law and work with nursing staff who are working hard to deliver the best care.”