SEIU, California Hospital Association Meet Halfway
The Service Employees International Union and the California Hospital Association reached an agreement yesterday, putting an end to a months-long conflict.
Under the pact, CHA has pledged to facilitate meetings between the union and CEOs of hospitals and health systems employing 100,000 non-union workers. In exchange, the SEIU agreed to abstain from filing petition signatures with county election officials and the secretary of state's office, according to a Los Angeles Tribune report.
The organizations have titled their agreement the Partnership for a Healthy California. The SEIU and CHA also agreed to form a labor-management task force to identify strategies to lower healthcare costs, improve quality and expand access, according to the report.
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