Labor Leader Calls on St. Joseph Health System to Treat Pro-Union Workers Fairly
ORANGE, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Labor leader and activist Dolores Huerta will stand with workers from the St. Joseph Health System at a candlelight vigil on Thursday, where she will join their call for a set of fair ground rules protecting the rights of those who are seeking to form a union at the health system's hospitals.
For months, caregivers in Orange County have been working toward organizing a union in order to address critical patient-care issues at their hospitals, such as understaffing. However, their efforts have been met with harassment, pressure and threats from hospital managers bent on stopping unionization at all costs.
As a result, workers seek a "fair election agreement" with the health
system, which would allow them and their colleagues to discuss the issue
freely while protecting their right to a secret-ballot union election.
Numerous other hospital systems, such as Catholic Healthcare West and
Kaiser Permanente, have similar agreements with workers.
WHAT: Procession and candlelight vigil by community supporters
urging the Sisters of St. Joseph to negotiate a Free and
Fair Election Agreement for a union election at their
WHO: Dolores Huerta, United Farmworkers co-founder
Jose Moreno, Anaheim City School District board member
Rev. Sarah Halverson, Fairview Community Church
St. Joseph Health System hospital workers
WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Joseph Health System
Outside the Mother House
480 S. Batavia
The 150,000-member SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is the largest
hospital and healthcare union in the western United States and represents
every type of healthcare worker, including nurses, professional, technic
|SOURCE SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West|
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