Calif. hospital cafeteria workers and housekeepers strike for better pay and benefits

The workers are employees of Sodexo, which the hospital's operator contracts with at several California healthcare facilities

A group of unionized workers at Fountain Valley Regional in Fountain Valley, Calif., went on strike, picketing in front of the hospital, according to an article on The Los Angeles Times website.

The workers are employees of Sodexo, which Tenet Healthcare contracts with at several California healthcare facilities.

Fountain Valley Regional released a statement this week saying the hospital would remain fully operational during the one-day strike.

Most of them make minimum wage — $10.50 per hour — or slightly more, according to the union. The union is seeking a contract that would boost hourly wages by about $3. It also is asking that Sodexo address "high staff turnover" and "chronic understaffing," which employees say put patient safety and infection control at risk, the article said.

Read the article.


February 8, 2018

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