Union says Meadowlands Hospital has violated workers’ rights; files charges with National Labor Relations Board
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SECAUCUS AND BEYOND – Local labor leaders spoke out against Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center (MHMC) on Tuesday citing alleged violations of the rights of nurses and healthcare workers. The Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) union, which represents 350 workers at MHMC, filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday seeking an injunction to order the hospital to stop the alleged activities.

The list of violations allegedly committed by the hospital include: retaliation against union employees through intimidation, layoffs, and reduction of hours; requiring employees to fill prescriptions at the in-house hospital pharmacy because of the loss of prescription coverage; hiring nurses at minimum wage as part of an intern program, and paycheck issues. The union also says that the hospital has allegedly failed to provide them with information on firings, layoffs, and a response to questions about 48 surveillance cameras that have allegedly been placed throughout the facility.

Labor leaders have requested a state monitor from the Department of Health to review all of the violations.

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg issued statements of support for the health care workers.

For more on this story, watch hudsonreporter.com on Wednesday.

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October 03, 2012
O Whom It May Concern:

Sounds like something good is starting to happen at the Meadowland Hospital, the Union Thugs will have nothing to do with that. I'm pretty sure the Union Corporate Headquaters Offices have surveillance cameras (think?); silly me but I fail to see how the Hospital is violating un-named Union Members work or civil rights. Please! what NJ needs is fewer unions and more private sector employees.

Come November if we are smart enought to get rid of Obama; (a Card Carring Union Member) American jobs will soon return following his departure.