Description: TO AGREE TO THE CONFERENCE REPORT ON S. 3203, AMENDING THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT TO EXTEND ITS COVERAGE AND PROTECTION TO EMPLOYEES OF NONPROFIT HOSPITALS.
Bill summary: (LATEST SUMMARY)
Extends the coverage of the National Labor Relations Act to employees of nonprofit hospitals. Defines the term "health care institution" for purposes of this Act. Sets forth collective bargaining, notice, mediation, and agreement procedures to govern employees of a health care institution.
Provides that if a labor dispute between a health care institution and its employees, in the judgement of the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, threatens to
substantially interrupt the delivery of health care, the Director shall create a board to investigate and report respecting such labor dispute. Sets forth the criteria for board membership and the procedures to be followed in settlement of the dispute.
Provides that an employee of a health care institution who is a member of and adheres to tenents or teachings of a bona fide religion, body, or sect which has historically held conscientious objections to joining or financially supporting labor organizations shall not be required to join or financially support any labor organization as a condition of employment. Provides for periodic payments by such employees to a nonreligious, charitable fund.
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Bill titles: An Act to amend the National Labor Relations Act to extend its coverage and protection to employees of nonprofit hospitals, and for other purposes.; A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to extend its coverage and protection to employees of nonprofit hospitals.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 120-103, p. H6399;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov