Employees at Stanford, Packard Children's Hospitals Vote to Accept New Union Representation.
Vote Held Under Supervision of National Labor Relations Board National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), independent agency of the U.S. government created under the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (Wagner Act), and amended by the acts of 1947 (Taft-Hartley Labor Act) and 1959 (Landrum-Griffin Act), which affirmed labor's right
STANFORD, Calif. -- By an 858 to 277 vote, employees at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) is a hospital located on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. It is staffed by over 650 physicians and 4,750 staff and volunteers. have elected to be represented by the United Healthcare Workers West (UHW UHW United Healthcare Workers
UHW UltraHawke Weighbridges (Australia) ) union, hospital officials announced today.
Under National Labor Relations Board rules, the results will not be certified for seven days to allow for any possible challenge to the results.
These employees were formerly represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU SEIU Service Employees International Union
SEIU Special Education Intake Unit
SEIU Secondary Education Interdisciplinary Unit
SEIU Software Engineering Institute Union ) Local 715. Because the International Union directed the leadership of Local 715 to transfer employee representation to United Healthcare Workers without the employees' consent, the Hospitals were forced to withdraw recognition of Local 715 effective July 28, 2008. The Hospitals advocated for a fair election so that employees had an opportunity to choose whether or not to be represented by a union.
"We are pleased that over 1100 employees used their voice and voted," said Lori Curry, vice president of human resources for Stanford Hospital & Clinics. "Both the law and fairness required this election."
Balloting was held yesterday (10) and today at both Hospitals with oversight by the National Labor Relations Board, along with union and hospital representatives.
SEIU Local 715 had been representing approximately 1,450 housekeepers, food service workers, nursing assistants, phlebotomists, unit secretaries, transporters and employees working in non-technical and non-professional titles at the hospitals.
Greg Souza, vice president of human resources for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, added, "We are dedicated to promoting the best interests of our employees and our institutions as we both strive to continue to provide excellent care for our patients."
About Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Ranked as one of the nation's top pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. hospitals by U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report
Weekly newsmagazine published in Washington, D.C. U.S. News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence (1888–1973) to cover important domestic events; he founded World Report in 1945 to treat world news. The two magazines were merged in 1948. , Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is a 272-bed hospital devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers. Providing pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services and associated with the Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine is affiliated with Stanford University and is located at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and Menlo Park. , Packard Children's offers patients locally, regionally and nationally the full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information, visit www.lpch.org.
About Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford Hospital & Clinics is known worldwide for advanced treatment of complex disorders in areas such as cardiac care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, surgery, and organ transplants. Ranked #16 on the U.S. News & World Report annual list of "America's Best Hospitals America's Best Hospitals Media & health An annual 'report card' on the quality of care received in US hospitals published by US News & World Report, that is either proudly quoted by those who are rated or dismissed by those who are not ," Stanford Hospital & Clinics is internationally recognized for translating medical breakthroughs into the care of patients. The Hospital is part of the Stanford University Medical Center Stanford University Medical Center (Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is one of four hospitals affiliated with Stanford University and Stanford University School of Medicine, along with the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, and Santa , along with the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. For more information, visit www.stanfordhospital.com.