You have the right under federal law to consider whether being represented by a union is the best choice for you. This choice should be free from intimidation, threats or coercion from either the union or St. Joseph Health.
If you believe your rights are being violated, please contact Geoff Migala in Human Resources at 714-771-8199 immediately to report the situation. You may also report any violations to the National Labor Relations Board.
National Labor Relations Board, Region 21
Director: Olivia Garcia
888 South Figueroa Street, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5449
Phone: (213) 894-5200
Federal labor laws provide every employee with the same rights to campaign in favor of or against unionization. We uphold these rights and respect the views of all of our employees. Employees have the right to:
- Express Your Opinion for or against a union to your fellow employees, just as you are allowed to talk about other personal matters, as long as it doesn't interfere with work and is not in immediate patient care areas or in front of patients
- Distribute for or against union representation in accordance with our Solicitation and Distribution Policy
- Connect with Fellow Employees to better understand everyone’s views about the advantages or disadvantages of union representation at SJO
- Attend meetings or gatherings, discuss and ask questions about the pros and cons of union representation and the benefits of having a direct relationship with SJO
You also have the right to:
- Change Your Mind about union authorization if you already signed up. For more information, please see one of our "Changed Your Mind?" flyers.
- Tell an Organizer you do not want to be contacted at home and ask that your name be removed from contact lists
- Report Incidences if you feel you have been harassed or your rights have otherwise been violated (Please contact Human Resources immediately)
No matter your views, consistent with our Mission and Values and commitment to a work environment that promotes justice, dignity and collaboration, it is important to be respectful of one another and communicate in a manner that protects our compassionate culture. When there are differences of opinion, we can respectfully agree to disagree, always remembering we are united in common purpose to support one another and our patients’ health and quality of life.