State Sen. Jack Scott and Assemblyman Dario Frommer are expected to
join nurses from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in a rally
today demanding the hospital recognize the nurse’s union.
The nurses voted by a narrow margin in September to join the
Service Employees International Union. Hospital officials appealed
the result to the National Labor Relations Board, who in January
found in favor of the nurses. Hospital officials recently filed
another appeal with the national branch of the board, a move nurses
and union leaders have called a stalling tactic.
The “Rally in the Valley” will begin at 10:45 a.m. near the corner
of Olive Avenue and Buena Vista Street. Marchers will proceed from
there to Johnny Carson Park, organizers said.
In addition to Scott and Frommer, organizers said John Connolly,
national president of the American Federation of Radio and Television
Artists, and actor Troy Evans from NBC’s “ER” are expected to attend.