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Nursing Home worker in Hazleton files labor complaint

08.20.10

AUGUST 2010 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

Nursing Home worker in Hazleton files labor complaint

BY PAUL TUCKER
THEUNIONNEWSSWB@AOL.COM

REGION, July 20th- The President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Pennsylvania Healthcare Union, Mountain City Nursing Home Chapter, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four office in Philadelphia alleging his employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct). The facility provides long term resident care. Ronald Patrick Hvizda, Freeland, is indentified on the complaint as the President of the SEIU/Pennsylvania Healthcare Union Chapter at the Mountain City Nursing Home on Township Road 318 in Hazleton and is an employee of the nursing home.

Mr. Hvizda states on the complaint the Union represents approximately 200-250 workers at the Mountain City Nursing Home.

“On July 10th, 2010 management administered a disciplinary action against me (union delegate) for information and statements from employees while I was investigating needed information concerning another members grievance. Management has treated me in a discrimative manner (as a union delegate) compared to the treatment and actions of other employees. Management has interferred with the investigation of a delegate ascertaining information to find merit and just cause of a disciplinary action to a bargaining unit member,” states the complaint.

The Employer representative indentified on the complaint to be contacted is Paul Braum.

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