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2013-12-12 12:25:19

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters of the Affordable Care Act have promised that keeping Americans well would lead to lower healthcare costs. But will costs drop for individuals? Wellness programs use a carrot and stick approach. Under new federal rules, beginning next year, workers who do not join wellness programs can face higher out-of-pocket costs. Workers who choose not to participate also may face discrimination by current and future employers for...

2013-10-30 20:24:49

As flu season approaches, The Partnership for Quality Care joined the Kaiser Permanente and health workers represented by SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West to stress the importance of getting immunized against influenza. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Care held a press conference at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center today urging all health care workers and the public to get a flu vaccination to keep themselves, their patients,...

2013-09-04 20:21:52

SACRAMENTO, Calif. , Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) and five other plaintiffs filed suit in the Superior Court of Sacramento, California to block Kaiser Permanente from participating in California's Health Benefit Exchange due to its substandard care that violates the Exchange's rules. In June, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) fined Kaiser $4 million for committing multiple and "serious"...

2013-05-15 16:28:18

Awarded $1 Million Grant for Outreach and Education LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SEIU United Long Term Care Workers' Union (ULTCW) is proud to announce that it has been selected as a grant partner by Covered California and the recipient of a $1 million outreach and education grant. The partnership and funding will be used over an 8-month period beginning July 1, 2013, to bring increased awareness about new healthcare benefits and to educate Californians about the subsidy...

2012-11-20 16:23:34

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A group representing the 450 workers of Aviation Safeguards - a contractor providing wheelchair, skycap, baggage handling and ticket verification for airlines at LAX - says that company employees have no intention of joining the SEIU's planned protest at LAX on Wednesday afternoon, and called on the union leadership to back down from its threat to disrupt holiday travel on the busiest travel day of the year. The employees, who are...

2012-08-23 10:24:33

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) released an official complaint yesterday against the Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) for intimidating voters in a 2009 union election in Fresno, California between SEIU-UHW and the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). SEIU-UHW agents engaged in "menacing and abusive behavior," including "kicking in a bargaining unit...

2012-05-02 14:21:25

OAKLAND, Calif., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is issued jointly by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association and David Regan, President, SEIU-UHW West : The California Hospital Association and SEIU-United Healthcare Workers - West have reached a comprehensive, strategic agreement to jointly take on the many challenges facing the health care system, including rising costs, burgeoning levels of chronic disease, and the...

2011-11-15 16:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 14,000 healthcare workers at 31 facilities owned by Catholic Healthcare West started contract negotiations today with a focus on improving healthcare in California. "We aim to take a totally different approach this year," said Marsha Richardson, a patient care technician at California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles. "We are focused on improving health in California - for healthcare workers and our patients. We will make innovative...

2011-11-15 18:44:00

ONTARIO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare Services today filed a lawsuit under federal anti-trust law that alleges that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Kaiser Permanente engaged in an unlawful conspiracy to reduce consumers access to healthcare and limit their choices. The complaint alleges that Prime Healthcare is the latest victim of this unlawful conspiracy. "Prime Healthcare's business model, which provides cost-effective and high-quality...

2011-10-07 15:19:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 1st, 2011, SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW) lost its founding matriarch, Mrs. Verdia Daniels. She passed at the age of 80. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111007/DC82769) Mrs. Daniels was a trailblazer in homecare as she dedicated her life to the noble fight of unionizing some of California's hardest working people who, every day, provide lifeline care for the well-being and health of our...