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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 …

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 …