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D.C. Hospital Faces Labor Complaint After Ousting Union

April 9, 2019, 7:23 PM

George Washington University Hospital is facing a labor complaint after deciding to stop recognizing a union representing roughly 150 of its workers.

The hospital in Washington, D.C.'s Foggy Bottom neighborhood “withdrew recognition” from the union, which represents a group of dietary and housekeeping workers, late in October, said Steven Bernstein, a Fisher Phillips attorney representing the hospital. GWU Hospital granted those workers a raise shortly afterward.

The two parties have been locked in a contentious negotiation over a new collective contract for well over a year. The hospital maintains that a majority of the workers in the union signed...

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