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Dec 21, 2020, 16:47 ET SEIU Healthcare Workers, Kaiser Permanente Reach Agreement on 'Heroes Bonus' to Recognize Staff Efforts to Care for COVID-19 Patients

SEIU and unions covering covering 85,000 workers reached an agreement today with Kaiser Permanente to pay staff a "Heroes Bonus" in recognition of...


Nov 10, 2020, 11:00 ET SEIU: Workers at 7 SoCal Facilities to Protest Kaiser Permanente's Attempt to Replace Workers with Robots

Healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across the state will protest Kaiser's plan to replace workers who have good environmental...


Oct 27, 2020, 14:04 ET SEIU: Workers at 11 Tenet Healthcare Hospitals Across California Overwhelmingly Vote to Strike, Calling for Contract to Address Pandemic Safety

Workers at 11 Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike to demand that the giant hospital chain bargain in...


Oct 01, 2020, 14:01 ET SEIU: With a $93 Million War Chest, Dialysis Industry Poised to Spend More to Defeat This Year's Prop. 23 Than the Record $110 Million it Spent in 2018

With five weeks to go until the November election, dialysis corporations are poised to spend even more to defeat this year's Proposition 23 than the...


Sep 01, 2020, 12:53 ET SEIU: Workers, Families and Friends to Hold Candlelight Vigil to Commemorate the Lives of Five Union Members and AHMC Healthcare Workers Who Have Died from COVID-19

To commemorate the lives of five AHMC Healthcare Inc. workers and to protest a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) at three AHMC hospitals,...


Sep 01, 2020, 03:24 ET SEIU: California Passes Union-Backed Bill that is First in the Nation to Require Hospitals & Other Healthcare Facilities to Have 45-Day Supplies of PPE at Pandemic Levels

The California state legislature late Monday night passed the nation's first law requiring healthcare facilities, including hospitals, medical...


Aug 19, 2020, 15:43 ET SEIU: First-in-the-Nation Lawsuit Against National Hospital Chain Alleges its Reckless Actions Spread COVID to Patients, Workers, Public

A lawsuit filed in Superior Court here is the first in the nation to allege that a major national hospital chain – HCA Healthcare, the country's...


Aug 14, 2020, 11:00 ET SEIU: As Prime Healthcare Takes Over Amid Pandemic, Chaos Envelopes St. Francis Medical Center, Threatening Care and Safety of Patients, Staff

On the eve of Prime Healthcare taking over as the new owner of St. Francis Medical Center, turmoil has descended on the hospital with as many as...


Jul 07, 2020, 12:49 ET SEIU: Union Files Objection with CA Attorney General Over Sale of St. Francis Medical Center to Prime Healthcare, Citing the Company's History of Bilking Taxpayers and Cutting Services

The following release is being issued by SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West: A union of healthcare workers has filed a formal objection with the...


Jun 25, 2020, 12:53 ET SEIU: Workers, Families and Friends to Hold Candlelight Vigil Thursday to Commemorate the Life of Second Riverside Community Hospital Worker to Die from COVID-19

To celebrate her life and protest a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) at HCA Riverside Community Hospital, co-workers, family and friends...


May 21, 2020, 16:07 ET SEIU: Court Motion Seeks to Cancel Union Contracts at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Paving Way for Prime Healthcare to Slash 2,000+ Workers' Wages in Middle of Pandemic

The company selling St. Francis Medical Center to Prime Healthcare has filed a motion in federal court seeking to cancel collective bargaining...


May 11, 2020, 13:51 ET SEIU: Stanford Gets More Federal Stimulus Money than Any Hospital System in CA Even as it Imposes Wage Cuts on Frontline Workers, Report Reveals

A new report reveals that Stanford Health Care received more money from the federal CARES Act stimulus package than any other health system in...


May 07, 2020, 11:00 ET SEIU: Patient Caravan of Cars with Signs and Chants to Join Stanford Healthcare Workers in Protest Over Pay Cuts During Pandemic

A caravan of cars carrying patients with signs and chants will join Stanford Health workers at a protest with social distancing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ...


May 06, 2020, 16:52 ET SEIU: Hospital Chain with Record of Bilking Taxpayers and Cutting Services Now Wants to Slash Pay at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, Even as Workers Treat COVID-19 Patients

Prime Healthcare Services has told workers at St. Francis Medical Center it intends to slash wages by as much as 63% and wants free rein to outsource ...


May 06, 2020, 15:51 ET SEIU: Stanford Healthcare Workers to Hold Protest Over Health System's Pay Cuts to Frontline Staff Caring for COVID-19 Patients

Healthcare workers who have tirelessly cared for COVID-19 patients under extremely stressful conditions will hold a protest with social distancing...


May 05, 2020, 11:27 ET SEIU Healthcare Workers to Picket 3 Prime Health Hospitals Today to Oppose Attempt to Cut Their Sick Time and Disability in Middle of Pandemic

Healthcare workers at three Prime Healthcare hospitals in Southern California will picket today to protest the hospital chain's attempt to cut their...


May 01, 2020, 15:21 ET SEIU Survey: Many Stanford Employees Whose Salaries are Being Cut Live on the Economic Edge Even as They Work Amid Extreme Wealth

A survey of hundreds of frontline Stanford Health Care employees – all of whom face a 20% pay cut in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic – shows...


Apr 28, 2020, 14:49 ET SEIU: Stanford Health Cuts Frontline Healthcare Workers' Pay 20% in Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic

Stanford Health Care abruptly announced late last week that it is cutting employees' pay 20 percent over the next 10 weeks, despite the fact that...


Aug 09, 2017, 13:00 ET Statewide Ballot Initiative Filed in California to Improve Dialysis Patient Care, Reports SEIU-UHW

Dialysis patient care advocates filed a ballot initiative today for the November 2018 election in California that seeks to improve patient care by...


Jul 12, 2017, 13:00 ET Advocates File Lawsuit Alleging California's Separate and Unequal Medi-Cal System Violates the Right of Millions, Reports SEIU-UHW

State officials are violating the civil rights of 13.5 million individuals enrolled in Medi-Cal, the health insurance program for low-income...


Jun 29, 2017, 17:48 ET California Assembly Speaker Urges Dialysis Company to Stop Retaliating Against Workers Who Support Union, Improving Patient Care, Reports SEIU-UHW

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and five other state legislators recently urged dialysis corporation DaVita to stop retaliating against...


May 31, 2017, 19:32 ET Bill to Enact Major Reforms in Dialysis Patient Care Passes California State Senate, Reports SEIU-UHW

California is closer to enacting major reforms in the dialysis industry that would improve patient care for 66,000 people and staffing at 562...


May 25, 2017, 17:50 ET DaVita Fires Employee One Day After Speaking at State Capitol in Support of Bill to Improve Patient Care, reports SEIU-UHW

Dialysis corporation DaVita fired a 16-year employee less than one day after he gave a moving speech at a May 23 rally at the California State...


May 16, 2017, 16:07 ET Nation Swarms to HBO's John Oliver Expose about Problems Affecting Dialysis Industry, reports SEIU-UHW

People across the country are swarming to learn more about problems affecting the dialysis industry after a critical segment aired May 14 on HBO's...


Sep 03, 2015, 06:39 ET In Polling and On the Streets, Raising California's Minimum Wage Proves Highly Popular, Reports SEIU-UHW

The campaign to gradually raise California's minimum wage a dollar a year until it reaches $15 an hour in 2021 is proving so popular with voters that ...