Judge Orders Resinstatement of Mountain View Worker

A federal judge has ordered Mountain View Care & Rehab Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to reinstate Yolanda Ramos, after the RWDSU filed a complaint in June alleging she was illegally fired for supporting the union. Workers at Mountain View joined the RWDSU last year, saying they wanted to make improvements in their benefits and have a voice in negotiating their working conditions.

U.S. District Judge Robert D. Mariani also ordered the facility to halt intimidating actions like interrogating employees or retaliating against them for supporting the union.

“The interrogation and discharge of Ramos has had a chilling effect on the organizing efforts of the union and has intimidated and restrained other employees from exercising their right to form a labor organization,” Mariani said.