Both the SEIU and the NUHW, the two unions that have been fighting over the right to represent Kaiser health care workers, told KQED's Rachel Dornhelm a National Labor Relations Board hearing scheduled for today has been postponed until next Monday.
Jon Borsos of NUHW says NUHW asked for the extension.
In October, NUHW, which splintered from SEIU in 2009, lost an election to decertify the larger union as the representative of 43,000 Kaiser workers in California, gaining just 37 percent of ballots cast. NUHW then filed a complaint with the NLRB, asserting that SEIU violated labor law during the campaign leading up to the vote.
As reported in the Sacramento Business Journal, the NLRB in January threw out 88 of 119 NUHW objections, scheduling a hearing on the remainder.