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California hospital union workers to get raises of up to 42 percent

June 4, 2018

Housekeepers and cafeteria workers at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center In Fountain Valley, Calif., will see a series of raises that will boost wages by up to 42 percent over the next year and a half, according to an article on the Los Angeles Times website.

The raises will bring the hourly wage floor from $11, the state minimum, to $13, then to $14.84 by January. Another boost will bring base pay to $15.61 by January 2020.

Workers also will pay up to 20 percent less for their health insurance.

About 100 of Fountain Valley Regional's cafeteria workers and housekeepers staged a one-day strike in February to protest what they described as low wages, costly healthcare coverage and poor staffing levels.

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