• We can’t afford to live where we work.
    A two-bedroom apartment in San Diego costs nearly $2,300 per month, while the median home price is more than $950,000. At the same time, Sharp executives are offering annual raises for frontline healthcare workers that will only have us fall further behind the rising cost of living. (2024=3.25%, 2025=3%, 2026= 3%)
  • We are short-staffed.
    Across Sharp hospitals we are short-staffed, underpaid and overworked—and it shows. Sharp patients only give the company 3 out of 5 stars for care.
  • Sharp is making hundreds of millions.
    Sharp made more than $600 million during the pandemic, even after they risked $4 billion on investments in 2022 and lost millions in the stock market.
  • Executives are pocketing the money.
    Sharp CEO Chris Howard received a 44% pay increase in 2022, while Sharp’s Senior Vice President Ricky Grossman’s compensation grew a whopping 200%.
  • We raised the healthcare worker minimum wage.
    SEIU-UHW union members led the fight to raise the minimum wage for healthcare workers, while Sharp publicly lobbied against us and tried to stop it.

Sharp executives can’t fool us. We know they’re the reason we’re understaffed, overworked, and underpaid.