Posts tagged SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa
Planned Parenthood affiliate fires two union leaders, disciplines entire bargaining team
April 3, 2023 // The discipline stems from an allegation that confidential information about the organization was shared in the union’s private group chat. Planned Parenthood managers apparently obtained a copy of the union’s private group chat. The workers’ alleged breach of confidentiality had nothing to do with patient data, but rather about a previous employee’s termination and an effort by management to limit workers wearing union T-shirts on the job. The violations happened months ago, and the union hoped to keep the inner turmoil under wraps to avoid embroiling a revered progressive institution in a public spectacle when it’s confronting new abortion restrictions across the country.
More than 400 Planned Parenthood workers in Iowa and other states unionize
July 26, 2022 // The newly unionized group covers approximately 435 workers for Planned Parenthood North Central States, including nurses, pharmacists, administrative assistants and other clinic staff across five states — Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The National Labor Relations Board tallied the votes on Thursday after a three-week voting period, with 238 workers voting in favor and 26 against. The unionization effort comes as Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the country, grapples with states across the country banning abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month. Sage Shemroske, April Clark, Sarah Stoesz, Beacon Housing Collaborative, Jewish Community Action,