CVMC RNs One Step Closer to Bargaining Table
On December 1, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument on Chino Valley Medical Center’s (CVMC) appeal of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) determination that it violated federal law by refusing to bargain with Chino RNs’ chosen representative, UNAC/UHCP. A three-judge panel, after having reviewed the written briefs filed in this appeal, asked questions of the attorneys representing CVMC, the NLRB, and UNAC/UHCP. The appeal is now under the Court’s submission, and the Court could issue its written decision by the end of 2011.
This comes on the heels of an administrative law judge finding CVMC committed widespread violations of federal law in its conduct leading up to and following the RNs’ April 2, 2010 election victory.