Posts tagged United Healthcare Workers West

    Labor Tries City-By-City Push In California For $25 Minimum Wage At Private Medical Facilities

    October 25, 2022 // What began as a 10-city campaign by the union has been winnowed to November ballot measures in just two cities in Los Angeles County, reflecting expensive political jockeying between labor and industry. And the $25 minimum wage isn’t the only campaign being waged by SEIU-UHW this cycle — the union is also trying for the third time to get dialysis industry reforms passed. A ballot issue committee called the California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems — with funding from Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Adventist Health, Cedars-Sinai, Dignity Health, and other hospitals and health systems — opposes a $25 minimum wage because it raises costs for private, but not public, hospitals and health care facilities. Opponents have latched on to this disparity by calling it the “unequal pay measure.” An analysis commissioned by the California Hospital Association estimated that the change would raise costs for private facilities by $392 million a year, a 6.9% increase, across the 10 cities.

    Kaiser unions’ sympathy strike on behalf of engineers continues Friday in Northern California

    November 19, 2021 // Kaiser unions’ sympathy strike on behalf of engineers continues Friday in Northern California Nov 19. Tens of thousands of workers joined the picket line on Thursday to show support for Local 39 IUOE engineers as part of what organizers call the largest sympathy strike in the country