PASADENA, Calif., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 16, 2015, Huntington Hospital nurses participated in a secret ballot election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to determine whether or not they want representation from California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU).
The vote count was:
- Votes cast against CNA/NNU representation ("No" votes): 539
- Votes cast for CNA/NNU representation ("Yes" votes): 445
- Challenged ballots: 175
Because of the number of challenged ballots, the result cannot be determined without resolving the challenged ballots.
The NLRB will ultimately make a determination on the challenged ballots. In this determinative process, the side that challenged the ballot has to provide a legitimate legal reason for the challenge and evidence to support it.
Once the NLRB decides which challenged nurses are eligible to vote, those ballots are opened, separated from the envelopes and counted as a group by the NLRB.
The hospital also is assessing additional steps. Both sides have one week to file objections to the election. The hospital will object to any conduct by CNA/NNU leading up to and during the election that was illegal, or intended to intimidate or harass voters.
Until the NLRB investigates and rules on the challenges and objections, if any, the election results will not be official. We cannot say exactly how long this will take.
In the meantime, with the vote behind us, Huntington Hospital will move forward.
We will continue to keep our focus on our commitment to providing safe, quality care to our patients and their families.
About Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital, www.HuntingtonHospital.com, is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Pasadena, California. It has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report in two specialties and was named among the top hospitals in California. The hospital is on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HuntingtonMemorialHospital and on Twitter at @HuntingtonNews.
SOURCE Huntington Memorial Hospital