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Health System Engaged in Unfair Labor Practice

GME continues its anti-HOA animus. Dean named in decision.

The University of Michigan Health System, its officers and agents, are hereby ordered to:

1.  Cease and desist from interfering with, restraining, or coercing members of the bargaining unit represented by the University of Michigan House Officers Association in the excercise of rights protected by Section 9 of PERA.

2.   Ensure that all members of the bargaining unit represented by the University of Michigan House Officers Association, are free to engage in lawful concerted activity, through representatives of their own choice, for the purposes of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.

3.   Post the attached notice for a period of thirty days (30) consecutive days, to employees in conspicuous places on Respondent's premises, including, but not limited to, all places where notices to employees represented by the University of Michigan House Officers Association, are normally posted.

Robin will be posting the notice on the HOA bulletin boards in early January.  Below is a link to the 6 page decision.  This is a public matter and you may share this document with whomever you choose.  If you have any questions, please contact Robin or a board member.  

Judge's Ruling

It is the HOA's position that because the union filed an Unfair Labor Practice with the Michigan Employment Resolution Commission (MERC), there was further retaliation against the union and a repudiation of the Agreement.  (Repudiation of a contract means a refusal to perform the duty or obligation owed to the other party.  In this case, the union's right to present at new House Officer Orientation.)  Unfortunately, the HOA was forced to file another ULP with MERC as a result.  Details of that charge can be found by following this link:  Charging Party Document.

The second hearing was held on October 26, 2018 in front of the same Administrative Law judge.  His decision won't likely be handed down until late spring 2019 (at the earliest).