California Hospital Association, SEIU Working To Reach Cooperative Deal
The California Hospital Association is negotiating a deal with the Service Employees International Union that would allow the labor group to recruit thousands of hospital workers, according to documents that the Wall Street Journal reviewed. Under the deal, the two organizations also would jointly support a proposed ballot initiative to increase hospitals' Medi-Cal reimbursements by up to $6 billion annually. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "SEIU, California Hospitals in Talks on Cooperative Deal" (Trottman/Maher, Wall Street Journal, 5/2).