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Daughters of Charity narrows sale timeline
By Bob Herman | September 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Daughters of Charity Health System, a stressed multihospital system in Los Altos, Hills, Calif., said Thursday it will start reviewing final bids from seven potential buyers on Sept. 12.
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Home health workers to join call for $15-an-hour wage
By Adam Rubenfire | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Fast-food workers recently have been leading the call for a $15-an-hour wage, and now unionized home health workers plan to publicly join in that fight.
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N.Y. healthcare workers feel cost-cutting pressure
By Associated Press | September 02, 2014
Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks—but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk, N.Y., facility and a union voted to authorize a strike.
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Prime Healthcare sues SEIU under racketeering law, and other news
By Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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In response to Prime lawsuit, SEIU goes on the attack
By Beth Kutscher | August 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
(Updated at 10:45 p.m. ET) The Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Workers West is stepping up its campaign to block the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System to Prime Healthcare Services, which is accusing the union of racketeering and extortion.
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Prime Healthcare Services sues California union under racketeering statute
By Beth Kutscher | August 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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Minnesota home-care workers vote to unionize
By Associated Press | August 26, 2014
Thousands of in-home healthcare providers in Minnesota voted to create their own union, the state announced Tuesday after tallying the results.
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SEIU reaches tentative pact with N.Y. not-for-profit hospitals
By Melanie Evans | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East union reached a tentative four-year contract with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York.
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Information
N.Y. hospitals, union extend contract talks
By Barbara Benson, Crain's New York Business | July 13, 2014
New York hospitals and the state's powerful healthcare union are making progress on contract negotiations, despite a rough start marked by an aggressive advertising campaign and informational picketing by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
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Magazine
Home health workers win Supreme Court case on union fees
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Hobby Lobby case wasn't the only U.S. Supreme Court decision last week with healthcare implications. A separate judgment handed down last Monday struck a blow to unions' efforts to organize home health workers.
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