Tenet reaches labor deal with 2,800 California workers

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare has reached a tentative labor contract with Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West.

The agreement, if approved by union members, would cover 2,800 workers at the following Tenet facilities in California, according to SEIU-UHW: 

  • Doctors Medical Center of Modesto
  • Doctors Hospital of Manteca
  • Emanuel Medical Center (Turlock)
  • San Ramon Regional Medical Center
  • JFK Memorial Hospital (Indio)
  • Desert Regional Medical Center (Palm Springs)
  • Hi-Desert Medical Center (Joshua Tree)

The tentative contract includes annual wage increases of 14% over three years for full- and part-time workers, according to the union. It also includes annual wage increases of 7% over three years for per diems; a $1-per-hour increase to all standby rates each year of the contract; and ratification bonuses for workers. 

Additionally, existing benefits will remain unchanged, and the tentative deal includes a new committee tasked with improving the current certification/education fund, according to the union.

Becker's has reached out to Tenet and will update this story if a comment is received.

Healthcare workers will vote on whether to approve the agreement across facilities from April 25-27.

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