Daughters of Charity Health System Continues to Jeopardize Patient Care
DALY CITY, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of healthcare workers will hold a one-day strike throughout California on Thursday to improve patient care in the Daughters of Charity Health System. Caregivers were forced to strike in response to management's refusal to negotiate fairly over proposals aimed to help ensure quality medical treatment and to protest several unfair labor practices employed by hospital administrators.
Caregivers will form picket lines at 6 a.m. and continue for 24 hours. The demonstration will occur simultaneously at five hospitals: St. Francis Medical Center near Los Angeles, Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Seton Coastside in Moss Beach, St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, and O'Connor Hospital in San Jose.
More than 2,400 caregivers represented by SEIU United Healthcare
Workers- West have been in negotiations since March. Workers have proposed
plans to increase the ability to recruit and retain healthcare
professionals and create quality jobs in the industry. However,
administrators continue to bargain in bad faith, and they have repeatedly
dismissed common sense policies. These actions are putting patient care at
WHAT: Statewide strike to protect patient care
WHO: Healthcare workers, community allies, political supporters,
& SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West
WHEN: Thursday, August 28
7 a.m. picket line begins
12 p.m. rally & program
WHERE: Seton Medical Center St. Louise Regional Hospital
1900 Sullivan Ave., Daly City 9400 No Name Uno, Gilroy
Seton Medical Center Coastside O'Connor Hospital
600 Marine Blvd., Moss Beach 2105 Forest Ave., San Jose
With more than 150,000 members, SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is the fastest-growing healthcare union in the United States. We represent healthcare workers in all job classifications and all healthcare settings, including hospitals, homecare, nursing homes and clinics. Our mission is to achieve high-quality healthcare for all.
|SOURCE SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West|
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