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CPMC Hospital Workers Protest Layoff Proposal

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 General News J E 4
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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 Hospital workers outraged byproposed cuts at California Pacific Medical Center will picket outside thePacific campus on Thursday in protest of the plan by hospital management toeliminate positions at all CPMC facilities.

The proposed cuts would have a severe impact on patient care at all of theCPMC medical campuses in the city. Workers believe the cuts are part of alarger plan by Sutter Health to reorganize hospital services in the city,which also includes the potential closure of St. Luke's Hospital in theMission District.

Caregivers represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West will bejoined by elected officials and other leaders to voice their concern and raisepublic awareness of this threat to the community's healthcare infrastructure.

The 145,000-member SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is the largesthospital and healthcare union in the western United States and representsevery type of healthcare worker, including nurses, professional, technical andservice classifications. Our mission is to achieve high-quality healthcare forall.

CONTACT: Mason StockstillWHAT: Informational picket and rally to protest and education community about planned cuts at CPMC WHO: Hospital workers represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West Supervisor Tom Ammiano Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2-5:30 p.m. Rally at 5 p.m. WHERE: CPMC-Pacific campus Front entrance 2333 Buchanan St. San Francisco

SOURCE SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West
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