Navigation Links
Consumer Watchdog Says California Nursing Home Patients' Quality of Care in Jeopardy Under SEIU Takeover of United Health Care Worker Facilities
Date:1/28/2009

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog warned that the move by SEIU International to take over nursing home worker unions in California will lead to degradation of the quality of patient care, as the agreements negotiated by SEIU tend to put the interest of nursing home owners over patients.

The current agreements in nursing homes run by the United Health Care Workers protect the right of caregivers to blow the whistle on quality of care problems and create quality of care committees to give workers a voice in how nursing home residents are treated. Agreements cut by SEIU International's loyal unions have prevented caregivers from speaking out about quality of care problems, and in many cases even striking. One agreement, pledged the workers, would lobby with nursing home owners to restrict the legal rights of injured patients. (Read about these agreements at: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/patients/articles/?storyId=15165 or http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/patients/articles/?storyId=17864 )

"The quality of care in California nursing homes with suffer significantly if workers who are empowered to speak out about unacceptable conditions are suddenly represented by a union which is notorious for cutting sweet heart deals with nursing home owners that gag caregivers," said Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog. "This power grab over a democratically elected union will mean our grandparents will be less safe in California nursing homes because the owners will have taken over an independent voice for patients."

Visit us on the web at: http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Consumer Watchdog
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Consumer Watchdog Calls on Google to Cease Lobbying Effort to Allow Sale of Patient Medical Records; Urges Congress to Adopt Privacy Protections in Economic Stimulus Bill
2. CHPA, Nielsen: OTC Heartburn Therapy Saves Nearly $800 Million Annually, Vast Majority of OTC Heartburn Consumers Satisfied
3. Kurt Salmon Associates Names John Karonis President of Retail and Consumer Products Group
4. FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Peanut Butter Products
5. Harvard Health Publications Launches New Consumer Website
6. Savvy Healthcare Consumers Seek Skilled, Safe Cosmetic Surgeons Abroad; Cosmetic Harmony Quickly Becoming Number One Travel Destination
7. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands Consumer Regulatory Practice
8. Philippine Farmers Bank Turns to Misys to Underpin its Consumer Lending Business
9. HealthCentral Amasses Top Three Online Health Audience; Study Reveals More Consumers Turned to Internet for Health Info Than Their Physician Last Year
10. Consumer Reports: Big Promises of Some Infomercial Exercise Machines Fall Flat; Plus, Set Up a Home Gym for Under $100
11. Carl Zeiss Vision and Transitions Optical Inc. Promote Pioneering Eyewear to Consumers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... be speaking on how healthcare companies can use newly released government data on ... of a population and intervene and capture the value they create to succeed ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... only four states in the U.S. require dental technicians to be certified or ... the dental industry, NADL created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... HealthSmart ... employers and organizations with the tools and information to lower the costs, and ... cut the cost of providing employee healthcare benefits by as much as 22%:, ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... , ... US Sports Camps is proud to sponsor the Bay Area Disc ... non-profit leaders, ultimate organizations, and coaches from around the US. The theme for this ... Director of Youth and Education, describes this year YUCC as “an important conversation we ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... Research ... treatment helps to reduce the frequency and level of relapse. , ... Healthy Identity and Purpose,” will explore the critical tasks of the recovery phase ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... , February 8, 2016 ... new report published by Allied Market Research titled, ... Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2020", estimates the world synthetic ... Nucleotide synthesis and sequencing technology segment would continue ... and software tools segment, collectively, held around half ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... HILL, N.C. , Feb. 5, 2016  Despite ... has been slower than other industries to embrace Big ... come with utilization. On the medical side, organizations have ... improve everything from clinical trials to adherence. ... research from benchmarking firm Best Practices, LLC, Big Data ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016  Syneron Medical ... aesthetic device company, announced today that William ... North America, is scheduled to participate in the ... Conference on February 11, 2016 in ... allow institutional investors to meet with the Mr. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: