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Stanford Health Care Threatened Staff’s Jobs, Teamsters Allege

Aug. 5, 2022, 12:50 AM

Stanford Health Care illegally threatened security guards’ jobs and punished an activist for organizing, the Teamsters alleged in US labor board complaints.

In a filing this week with the National Labor Relations Board, the union alleged that the hospital system affiliated with Stanford University “threatened, coerced, and retaliated against” an employee for exercising legally-protected rights. In a prior filing last month, it accused Stanford Health Care of making threats “that forming a union will cause a staff reduction” and that it would mean “losing benefits.”

In an emailed statement, the health-care non-profit said, “Stanford Health Care respects the rights ...