Hospital Must Bargain With Nurses' Union: 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (October 31, 2011, 9:16 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday affirmed a district court's decision requiring the owners of a Los Angeles area community hospital to negotiate with the California Nurses Association, which represents the majority of registered nurses who were employed under the hospital's previous ownership.

A three-judge panel ruled that Avanti Health System LLC is a successor employer to Karykeion Inc., which sold the hospital to Avanti in March 2010, and must recognize the collective bargaining power of the nurses' union.

Avanti had refused to bargain with the union...
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