Dividends: Striking Back

Colonial Manor Nursing Home last July faced a strike by its 45 union employees. To maintain care for its 80 to 100 patients, the Ohio facility spent some $15,000 to recruit, hire and train a new staff to start when the walkout began. But on the appointed day, everyone, new and old, showed up for work. Colonial was so furious that it has slapped a $3 million suit against the Service Employees International Union for failing to carry out its strike threat. "When you think you have a wrong committed against you, you're entitled to go to court," says Bertyl...

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