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Judge Dismisses Prime Healthcare Lawsuit Against Kamala Harris

[Nov. 2, 2016] LOS ANGELES – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Prime Healthcare against California Attorney General Kamala Harris, denying allegations that she improperly restricted the sale of six non-profit hospitals in California to Prime Healthcare in 2015, …

Prime Healthcare Must Pay $6.5 Million in Lost Wages to 500 Employees, NLRB Rules

[Oct. 25, 2016] LOS ANGELES – The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Prime Healthcare to pay an estimated $6.5 million in lost wages to 500 employees at two Southern California hospitals after refusing to issue the negotiated annual raises …

Feds, State Urged to Investigate Infections, Short Staffing at Pomona Hospital

[Oct. 24, 2016] POMONA, Calif. – Healthcare workers at Pomona Valley Hospital called on federal and state investigators to examine the mishandling of highly contagious patients and the treatment of some patients in hallways due to short staffing at the …

700 Healthcare Workers Urge Pomona Valley Hospital to Put Patients Above Excessive Profits, Executive Pay

[Oct. 19, 2016] POMONA, Calif. – Seven-hundred healthcare workers and their supporters rallied today at Pomona Valley Hospital to push back against hospital officials who workers say have put profits and executive pay above quality, affordable patient care. “While the …

1,120 Hospital Workers in Pomona Vote to Unite in SEIU-UHW

[June 13, 2016] LOS ANGELES – More than 1,120 healthcare workers voted to improve patient care at a hospital in Pomona, Calif. by joining SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), making it the largest hospital unionization in California in nearly 15 …

Federal Government Joins Fraud Lawsuit Against Prime

The Federal Department of Justice has just joined a fraud lawsuit against Prime Healthcare that alleges, among other things, that Prime submitted claims to Medicare for unnecessary inpatient stays.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Joins UHW to Hail Passage of Historic Minimum Wage Increase

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom joined healthcare workers today from SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) in hailing the passage of historic legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15.

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 …