Unions, Dialysis Companies Pouring Millions Into A Fight Over Ballot Initiative
The measure would limit the amount of profits that kidney dialysis companies can keep. The union says the companies are sacrificing patient quality in pursuit of profits that will wow Wall Street, while the companies fire back that the union has been trying to organize the centers' workers for years.
Why One Sacramento Family’s $127 Million Jury Award Became Part Of Debate Over Prop. 8
SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West has poured more than $7.9 million so far into an effort to persuade California voters to approve a statewide proposition that would limit the amount of profits that kidney dialysis companies such as DaVita and Fresenius can keep. Those companies have countered with at least $7.2 million into the opposition effort. (Anderson, 7/17)