Nurse Was Forced Into Supply Closet for Captive Audience Meeting

John Brady is a Registered Nurse and worked at Backus Hospital (Hartford HealthCare) in Norwich. When he and his co-workers decided they needed to form a union, they were subjected to numerous captive audience meetings. John was directly targeted by management on multiple occasions for his union support. Management cornered him in a supply closet, with their back against the door, demanding that he stop union organizing activities.

Listen to him recount that experience:


No one should fear being fired for wanting a voice at work. SB 163 prohibits employers from disciplining or terminating a worker who leaves a meeting when the primary purpose is to discuss the employer’s opinion about religion, politics and union organizing.

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