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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 …

SEIU-UHW enrolls 11,000 Californians in health coverage

[April 2, 2014] LOS ANGELES – A union of healthcare workers in California enrolled more than 11,000 community members in Medi-Cal and Covered California during the open enrollment period, one of the highest totals of any organization in the state, …

UHW airs new TV ad in Alameda County supporting lower healthcare costs

[March 18, 2014] PLEASANTON, Calif. – Healthcare workers continued their public awareness campaign about excessive pricing and executive compensation in California hospitals with new cable television ads that will air for two weeks in Alameda County. The 30-second ad spotlights …

Six grassroots groups endorse ballot initiatives to lower hospital prices

[March 13, 2014] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Concern about the rising cost of healthcare and its effect on California families has spurred six grassroots organizations from across the state – including two statewide coalitions – to endorse two ballot initiatives that …

Consumer advocacy group Health Access endorses hospital pricing initiative

[March 12, 2014] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Health Access, one of California’s most prominent consumer advocacy groups, announced its support of a statewide ballot initiative that would reduce hospital prices in California. Health Access said the measure is one of the …

UHW’s TV ads about Sharp HealthCare air in San Diego

[March 11, 2014] SAN DIEGO – Healthcare workers continued their public awareness campaign about excessive pricing and executive compensation in California hospitals with new cable television ads that will air for two weeks in San Diego County. The 30-second ad …

Assembly health committee chair endorses UHW hospital initiatives

[March 7, 2014] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Efforts to rein in runaway healthcare costs in California got another major boost as Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) endorsed two ballot initiatives that would reduce prices and executive salaries in California …

It’s a milestone: SEIU-UHW enrolls 5,000th Californian in health coverage this year

[March 6, 2014] LOS ANGELES – With less than a month to go for the public to sign up for health coverage, a union of healthcare workers reached a milestone yesterday by enrolling their 5,000th Californian in health coverage this …

17 legislators now support UHW ballot initiatives to lower hospital prices

[March 4, 2014] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Three more California legislators announced their endorsement of two ballot initiatives that would directly reduce prices and executive salaries in California hospitals, bringing the number of lawmakers supporting the measures to 17. Sen. Mark …

SEIU-UHW airs new TV ads in L.A., Orange Counties

[Feb. 26, 2014] LOS ANGELES – Healthcare workers continued their public awareness campaign about excessive hospital pricing and compensation in California with new cable television ads that will air for two weeks in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The 30-second …

Three more legislators endorse UHW’s hospital initiatives

[Feb. 25, 2014] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Three more California legislators announced their endorsement of two ballot initiatives that would directly reduce prices and executive salaries in California hospitals, bringing the number of lawmakers supporting the measures to 14. Sens. Loni …

$40 for Carmex? Healthcare workers reveal Sacramento hospitals’ most outrageous prices

[Feb. 20, 2014] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – At Memorial Hospital they charge almost $40 for Carmex lip ointment, while at Walgreens it costs $1.35. At Amador Hospital in Jackson, they charge $18.21 for a single Ibuprofen, which is 403 times the …

SEIU-UHW asks state treasurer to improve bond disclosures by non-profit hospitals

[Feb. 18, 2014] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The state’s largest union of hospital workers has asked California Treasurer Bill Lockyer to initiate a study of the disclosures California’s non-profit hospitals make to bond markets about the impact of federal and state …