Union Says Vegas Hospitals Illegally Require Nurses to Get Flu, H1N1 Shots or Be Axed

Nick DiVito, Courthouse News Service, November 3, 2009 Las Vegas - A union representing health care workers says two hospitals threatened to fire nurses and office clerks if they failed to get mandatory flu and N1H1 vaccinations, or wear a surgical mask during their shift if they refused the shots. The Service Employees International Union says Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children's Hospital violated an arbitration agreement by threatening its workers' job safety when it made the requirement in September. The union says in Federal Court that nurses and other business office clerks also were forced to sign a document ... Union