Tri-City Medical Center wants union petition for executive compensation cap invalidated: 4 things to know

Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., is fighting back against a union petition that seeks to cap its annual executive compensation, according to a report from The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Here are four things to know about the petition.

1. The petition is backed by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West, which represents about 800 service workers at Tri-City Medical Center.

2. But the medical center wants a judge to invalidate the petition, which seeks to cap its total annual executive compensation at $250,000 per person. According to the report, Tri-City Medical said in a recently filed court document that state law does not extend initiative powers to public healthcare districts.

3. To get the issue on the November ballot, the union has until May to gather more than 16,000 signatures from registered voters who live in the Tri-City district's territory, which includes most of Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista, all in California, according to the report.

4. If the medical center's request for an injunction wins approval, the report notes, it would force the county registrar of voters to set aside the petition even if it gets the required number of signatures. 


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