For Immediate Release:
December 11, 2020
OAKLAND, Calif. – Workers at 11 Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California have reached a tentative settlement in contract negotiations with the health system that addresses pandemic safety, a top issue for frontline healthcare workers who continue to risk their lives caring for patients with COVID-19.
“This agreement was possible because we as a union stood together to improve safety protocols — and to advocate for wages and benefits that reflect the hard work we do every day for our patients,” said Gisella Thomas, a respiratory therapist at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. “In a time of crisis like the pandemic, being able to speak with one voice gives unionized hospital employees the strong voice we need to stand up for our patients, our families and ourselves.
The agreement includes:
The contract agreement covers 4,300 workers at the following Tenet hospitals in California:
INDIO: John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
JOSHUA TREE: Hi-Desert Medical Center
LAKEWOOD: Lakewood Regional Medical Center
LOS ALAMITOS: Los Alamitos Medical Center
MANTECA: Doctors Hospital of Manteca
MODESTO: Doctors Medical Center
PALM SPRINGS: Desert Regional Medical Center
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
SAN RAMON: San Ramon Regional Medical Center
TEMPLETON: Twin Cities Community Hospital
TURLOCK: Emanuel Medical Center
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Contact: Renée Saldaña, 213-479-5137. email@example.com
SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) is one of the largest unions of hospital workers in the United States, with 97,000 members. Learn more at www.seiu-uhw.org or follow the union on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.