UC Davis Health Workers Feeling ‘Disrespected’ Over Contract Negotiations
One of the sticking points is that UC Davis Health is offering 2 percent raises, but workers say the average federal cost-of-living adjustment is 4 percent per year. "When are you prepared to give us a fair contract?” physical therapist Rachel Hammond asked.
UCD Health Care Workers Unhappy With Proposed Wage Increase
Dietitians, physical therapists and other health care professionals at UC Davis Health say that, over nearly a year of bargaining, the university’s labor negotiators have been skipping sessions and have not offered raises of more than 2 percent a year. ...Claire Doan, a spokeswoman for the UC Office of the President, confirmed that the university system had offered raises of 2 percent a year over the life of a four-year contract. (Anderson, 8/6)
In other news —
Ventura County Star:
Health Consultant Seeks Seven-Figure Payout Over Lost VCMC Deal
A consultant is seeking seven figures in damages after losing a contract to shore up Ventura County Medical Center’s finances, a setback her attorney pins heavily on the fact that she is the sister of county Chief Financial Officer Catherine Rodriguez. At a rate of $225 per hour, the contract was valued at up to $468,000 a year. Rodriguez’s older sister, Eileen Fisler, filed the claim against the county in June, claiming lost compensation, emotional distress, humiliation and illegal discrimination. County risk managers say she missed the filing deadline and have denied the claim, but she could still contest that decision or sue. (Wilson, 8/4)