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As Kaiser Permanente Opens a New Hospital Wing, Security Officers Left Behind Without Affordable Healthcare

Service workers facing layoffs and healthcare cuts at nation's largest nonprofit healthcare organization to demonstrate outside grand opening of medical building

OAKLAND, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling attention to the recent rollback of their health benefits, security officers who protect Kaiser Permanente facilities will set up a picket line outside the grand opening of the Medical Office Building and Cancer Center at the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Kaiser's private security contractor, Securitas, recently increased costs to health benefits putting life saving preventative care, doctor visits, and treatment out of reach for many security officers and their families.

Though they protect hospitals and other health care facilities of one of the country's premier healthcare organizations, many security officers now face the impossible choice of putting food on the table or getting medical care for themselves or their family members. In addition, the janitorial contractor at Kaiser recently issued layoffs, leaving hardworking families without jobs. As a leader in the healthcare industry, Kaiser should set the example by urging its contractors, including Securitas, to provide stable jobs with affordable, quality healthcare to their employees.

WHAT: Demonstration against healthcare cuts to workers who provide services at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and healthcare facilities

WHO: More than 100 security officers and cleaners who work at Kaiser along with supporters

WHEN: Monday, May 4, 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

WHERE: Medical Office Building and Cancer Center at the Kaiser

Permanente Oakland Medical Center

Corner of MacArthur Blvd. and Broadway, Oakland

VISUAL: Workers forming picket lines and carrying signs outside of hospital wing grand opening

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 24/7 is part of SEIU United Service Workers West, representing more than 40,000 janitors, security officers, airport service workers, and other property service workers across California. SEIU is the fastest growing labor union in the Americas with more than 2 million members.

SOURCE SEIU Local 24/7
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