Trinity Health workers file federal complaints alleging retaliation for union organizing
Recently fired employees have filed unfair labor practice complaints against Trinity Health Michigan.
They say they were fired after the company ignored their complaints of unsafe working conditions and retaliated against attempts to unionize.
Eleven lab technicians say they took a day off of work after their manager, who was supportive of their union efforts, was fired. They also say that supervisor was ordered to search their belongings for union sign-up cards, but refused. The following week, the lab techs were fired.
Matthew Miller is one of those former employees. Among his concerns are the patients at the Trinity medical center he says is already understaffed.
Miller says "The retaliation for trying to form a union is not only illegal but it's terrible and it's affecting our patients here."
The workers say they've filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board.
Trinity Health did not respond to requests for comment.