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Tri-City Healthcare Board Elections Leave Minorities Underrepresented

The Tri-City Healthcare District Board may be violating the California Voting Rights Act by holding elections for board seats in a way that dilutes the voting strength of minorities in the district.

SEIU-UHW Delivers 600K Signatures to Qualify Ballot Initiative Raising CA’s Minimum Wage

[Jan. 20, 2016] LOS ANGELES – Healthcare employees, low-wage workers and community leaders across California submitted 600,000 voter signatures this week to election officials to qualify a ballot initiative to raise California’s minimum wage. The Fair Wage Act of 2016 …

CA Violates Civil Rights of Latinos Receiving Medi-Cal, Complaint Alleges

California violates the civil rights of millions of Latinos by providing low reimbursements to physicians and other care providers in the Medi-Cal program for low-income Californians…

Lt. Gov. Newsom Endorses Ballot Initiative to Raise CA’s Minimum Wage

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has thrown his support behind a ballot initiative to gradually raise California’s minimum wage to $15

Poll Shows Strong Voter Support for Ballot Initiative to Limit Executive Pay at Tri-City Medical Center

[Nov. 2, 2015] OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Voters strongly support a ballot initiative to limit the compensation of Tri-City Medical Center’s top executives to $250,000 a year and publish the salaries of the highest paid administrators on the healthcare district’s website, …

Coalition of Child and Health Advocates Launches “The Invest in California’s Children Act”

Statewide Constitutional Amendment Will Fund K-12 Schools, Community Colleges, Healthcare and Early Childhood Education

220 Workers at Orange County Hospital Join SEIU-UHW to Ensure Best Possible Patient Care

[Sept. 16, 2015] LOS ANGELES – Two-hundred twenty healthcare workers overwhelmingly voted Sept. 15 to ensure quality patient care at a hospital in Orange, Calif. by joining SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West. The vote passed by a 3 to 1 margin, …

In Polling and On the Streets, Raising California’s Minimum Wage Proves Highly Popular

[Sept. 3, 2015] LOS ANGELES – 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 organizers behind a statewide ballot initiative announced …

Breaking news: Daughters of Charity Announces Sale of Hospital System

Daughters of Charity announced today that it has selected BlueMountain Capital Management as the new purchaser of the hospital system. SEIU-UHW health and legal experts will analyze the agreement as soon as possible to understand its effect on staff and …

Home Care Workers, Community Allies to Protest Sonoma County Board Decision that Threatens Care for Thousands of Seniors, Disabled

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Dozens of home care workers, faith leaders and community allies will protest outside the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 to urge the board to include long-term caregivers in the …

5,000 Assemble at Capitol to Seek Access to Quality Healthcare for Millions of Californians

[June 2, 2015] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A broad-based coalition of more than 5,000 healthcare providers from across California assembled at the State Capitol today to urge lawmakers and the Brown Administration to take steps toward fully funding Medi-Cal in upcoming …

Healthcare Coalition in CA Launches $10 Million Paid Media Campaign to Fully Fund Medi-Cal

[May 11, 2015] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – “We Care for California,” a broad coalition of doctors, nurses, hospitals, workers, and other healthcare leaders, launched a statewide paid media campaign today calling on the State of California to fully fund Medi-Cal to …

Healthcare workers to fight sale of 6 hospitals to Prime Healthcare

[Oct. 10, 2014] OAKLAND, Calif. – Thousands of employees at six California hospitals are fighting to stop the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare, which they say is not in the public interest because Prime puts …

Poll Shows Strong Support for Capping Washington Hospital CEO Pay

[Sept. 29, 2014] FREMONT, Calif. – Public outrage is growing over using $1 million in taxpayer funds to pay Washington Hospital’s CEO, as voters strongly support a possible ballot initiative capping her compensation at $450,000 and creating term limits for …

Prime Healthcare: Gold-Plated Toilets and Federal Lawsuit

[Aug. 27, 2014] SAN FRANCISCO – In its latest attempt to silence critics, Prime Healthcare filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), Change to Win and the organizations’ leaders. The …

Raising the Standard for Millions

SEIU-UHW President Dave Regan shares his views, during an interview on the Rick Smith Show, about raising the standard of living for hundreds of millions of Americans.

SEIU-UHW Members Help Healthcare Champions Win June Primary

The results are in: SEIU-UHW members helped dozens of healthcare champions across the state win the June primary and get one step closer to election!

For Thousands of California Families, Every Hour Counts

Thousands of families across the state are harmed by cuts to home care for the elderly and disabled. Join us at the Capitol in Sacramento on June 5th to tell legislators that every hour counts!

NEWS: Total Health Incentive Plan Takes Innovative Approach to Workforce Wellness

Nation’s Largest Program Among Health Care Workers Rewards Healthy Behavior on Collective Basis NEWS RELEASE For More Information: Caitlin Cobb, (510) 271-5955, caitlin.cobb@kp.org Sean Wherley, (323) 888-8222, swherley@seiu-uhw.org OAKLAND, Calif. (September 19, 2013)—Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions …

320 healthcare workers at Kindred Hospitals vote to join SEIU

[April 25, 2014] LOS ANGELES – More than 300 healthcare workers voted yesterday to improve patient care at two hospitals near Los Angeles by joining Service Employees International Union. “Caring for our patients is a big source of pride for …