A union complaint filed against the Mayo Clinic got the green light by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to go before an administrative law judge last Friday.
The Rochester Post Bulletin reported
that maintenance workers at Mayo’s Albert Lea campus have been working without a contract for 18 months. The Service Employees International Union, which represents the workers, filed the complaint with the NLRB saying that Mayo “failed to bargain in good faith.”
No date for the hearing has been set.
“While I’m glad the NLRB General Counsel found in our favor, I really wish Mayo would sit down and bargain fairly with us,” Bill Johnson, one of the maintenance workers who went to Washington, D.C. to make oral arguments for the complaint, said in a statement.
Mayo disagreed that it had done any wrongdoing and that it viewed the upcoming hearing as the next step in the negotiating process.
“We are confident that Mayo Clinic Health System has bargained in good faith and await the outcome of the hearing,” Mayo spokeswoman Ginger Plumbo said in a statement.
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