Unions can have a big impact on the healthcare field—some positive and some negative. In this training session, we’ll cover the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and unions and how they may influence your healthcare facility and your employees. We’ll look at the laws and regulations surrounding unions and what you need to know to protect your facility and also protect the rights of your workers.
Why “NLRA and Unions in Healthcare” Matters:
- All employees EXCEPT most managers and supervisors are covered by the NLRA and its laws, no matter what type of work is being performed.
- Under the NLRA, employees are granted certain rights that your facility must abide by.
- To help avoid strikes and other disputes, your facility may opt to create a labor-management committee.
- 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.
- There are things you can do to keep your staff satisfied and avoid unions if you choose to do so.