Stanford violates federal labor law

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You may notice a vague reference on Medhub about an “Enclosed Notice to Employees”. What this actually means is that Stanford committed an Unfair Labor Practice by refusing to send us essential bargaining documents about health insurance, meal stipends, vacation/time off, and housing stipends – documents that we requested back in June 2022. They got in trouble with the National Labor Relations Board for this unreasonable delay in bargaining, and they’re required to physically post notices about their bad behavior around the hospital and electronically in Medhub, and (finally!) give us the required information so we can draft our contract proposals based on accurate information. You can read the notice here.

Screenshot from MedHub with GME's mandated notification about the ULP (screenshot from 4/14/23)

What is a an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP)? A ULP is a violation of the National Labor Relations Act, which protects employees’ rights to bargain collectively. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in our favor after we filed this ULP and forced SHC to remediate this.

Examples of ULPs also include threatening or retaliating against employees for union activity, or making negative changes to working conditions/benefits without bargaining with the union. If you feel like a ULP is being committed in your department, please contact one of your organizing members or your union rep Luisa Padilla ( You have rights, and the right to enforce them!

Flyer describing Stanford having committed an unfair labor practice in withholding essential bargaining information, and the NLRB ruling in favor of our union.