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SEIU Local 668 Union files complaint against Jewish Home


February 2009 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton edition of The Union News

SEIU Local 668 Union files complaint against Jewish Home


SCRANTON, January 15th- The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Pennsylvania Social Services Union (PSSU), Local 668 filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region Four in Philadelphia alleging the Jewish Home in Scranton violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRAct).

On January 6th, 2009 the SEIU filed a Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge with the agency alleging the Jewish Home on Vine Street in Scranton violated section 8 (a), subsections (1)(3) and(5) of the NLRAct. The group operates a nursing home.

According to the ULP, obtained by the newspaper through the Freedom of Information Act, the union represents 120 employees at the nursing home. The union has a office on Main Street in Dickson City in Lackawanna County however, the complaint was filed by the Harrisburg office.

“The employer interfered with the Union’s access to the facility, in violation of Section 8 (a)(3) and 8 (a)(5), and coerced employees in violation of Section 8 (a)(1).

By the above and other acts, the above-named employer has interfered with, restrained with, and coerced employees in the exercise of the rights quaranteed in Section 7 of the Act,” states the complaint.

The Employer Representative named to contact is Mary Rose Applegate, indentified as the Assistant Administrator of the nursing home.

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