Workers To Picket At Dignity Health Facilities As Negotiators Struggle To Find Common Ground
The picket is informational, and must be conducted during employees' free time. The union is currently negotiating contracts at Woodland Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton and Mercy San Juan in Carmichael.
Dignity Health Lab Workers Plan Informational Picket July 9
Union representatives for more than 200 laboratory scientists and technologists at Dignity Health say they plan informational picketing Monday at their employer's facilities in Woodland, Stockton and Carmichael, having rejected the company's latest contract offer for wages and benefits. Michael Aidan, assistant executive director of Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, said a mediator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service will begin working with company and union contract negotiators on Monday to try and reach common ground. (Anderson, 7/9)
In other news from across the state —
Los Angeles Times:
Chinatown's Only Hospital Will Reopen As An Outpatient Clinic
An outpatient clinic will replace the shuttered Pacific Alliance Medical Center in Chinatown, marking the second time a group led by Chinese doctors has rescued the historic hospital property from closure. Allied Pacific, AHMC Healthcare and Network Medical Management partnered to buy the property for $33 million in a sale that closed last week, according to a release from CBRE, the real estate company representing the property’s owners, the French Society. (Shyong, 7/6)
Health Advisory Lifted For Martinez, Pacheco After Shell Refinery 'Shutdown'
A public health advisory issued early Friday morning for residents of Martinez and Pacheco has been lifted following a "flaring incident" at the local Shell Refinery, officials said. The advisory warned about "a potential for odors" that could impact those with respiratory conditions. Residents who experience eye, skin, nose or throat irritation were advised to go indoors and rinse out the irritated area of their body. (Ahmed, 7/6)