SEIU Officials Ask Calif. Lawmakers To Stop Accepting Political Contributions From Prime Healthcare Services
Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West President Dave Regan and SEIU California President Laphonza Butler have sent a series of letters urging California lawmakers to stop accepting political contributions from Prime Healthcare Services and its CEO Prem Reddy. In the letters, they wrote, "We are making this extraordinary request because Prime Healthcare is an outlier in healthcare; they are bad for patients, bad for taxpayers, bad for workers and bad for our community." The letters come after Prime refused to sign a set of guidelines to help the union's efforts to organize.
- "Union Tells Elected Officials To Shun Hospital Chain" (Cadelago, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 7/9).