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In Their Own Words: Workers on the Proposed NLRB Election Rule

Hear from workers in their own words on why the proposed NLRB rule is necessary for fair elections.

Veronica Tench
Lab Assistant at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, California


"Although we eventually succeeded in gathering new signatures and winning a new election this year, it was clear to us that the process that took 13 years to resolve was flawed and broken. As happy as we were to win union representation for 400 workers when the election was finally held this June, it should not have taken so long to gain a voice on the job. Justice delayed is almost as bad as justice denied." » Read more (PDF)

John Brady
Registered Nurse, William Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut


"Incidentally, during the 44 days between the filing of the petition and the election, management flooded our hospital with anti-union literature. They pulled nurses into meetings off the floor and lectured them about the perils of joining together. At one point, two managers cornered me and pulled me into a storage room and pressured me to stop talking with the other nurses in the emergency department. The hospital used the month and a half from the day we filed to Election Day to create a high pressure atmosphere." » Read more (PDF)

David Linton
Professor of Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College


"In retrospect, it is puzzling why the process took so long, especially since it was so disruptive to the College in terms of both morale and due to the fact that staff and administrators were frequently taken away from their jobs in order to attend hearings at the Labor Board offices or to participate in meetings and conferences related to the drive. This was especially peculiar given the small size of the staff. » Read more (PDF)

Chris Cozza
T-Mobile USA Worker, Connecticut


"Immediately after we filed our petition for a union election, T‐Mobile USA management started a campaign of delay using the National Labor Relations Board hearing process. It then used the time in gained through the delays to step up threats and pressure tactics to try to scare us into giving up on our efforts to have a union at T‐Mobile USA." » Read more (PDF)

Charles Jolly
Former Dapper School Bus Employee, Trenton, New Jersey


"Well before employees filed an election petition with the NLRB, George Dapper began an anti-union crusade in October 2010. Dapper employees, particularly the known union supporters, received anti-union fliers with their paychecks each week, faced new strict work rules around loitering in groups, and encountered front office staff members following their routes in an effort to spot the tiniest of infractions for which to punish the drivers." » Read more (PDF)