This case highlights the nuanced laws of when employers may and may not limit unionization speech at work. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and related hospitals went too far by prohibiting workers from talking about unionization with labor representatives and their co-workers in non-patient-care areas of their facilities. But, medical care employers have the right to ban union solicitation in areas where patients are being treated.
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