A law firm representing St. Charles Health System has been ordered to pay more than $40,000 for attempting to mislead a federal judge about well-established labor law, according to a recent court order.
Since PeaceHealth announced its own deadlines, unions representing a swath of workers have leveled at least seven labor complaints.
A federal appellate court ruled that the firing of a hospital employee violated the law, which could lead to a revision of policies barring workers from speaking publicly.
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Following several years of failed attempts to organize, employees at Cascadia Behavioral Health are making a renewed push to form a union, the latest example of mental health care workers looking to boost wages, reduce caseloads and curtail notoriously frequent job turnover.