By Steve Twedt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
UPMC has reached a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board regarding more than 80 unfair labor practice complaints filed by SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, which is trying to organize a union among non-clinical UPMC staff.
In a news release, SEIU said the Pittsburgh health system will be required to rescind its policies regarding preventing employees from talking about the union-organizing effort as long as it is not done in patient care areas. UPMC managers and supervisors also will undergo training about complying with labor laws.
Also, workers who were fired for their union-organizing activities will be reinstated with 80 percent back pay and have the terminations expunged from their personnel records, according to SEIU.