SF Registered Nurses Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract Extension

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On February 9th, votes were tallied for the extension of the collective bargaining agreement covering SEIU 1021 nurses from San Francisco General, Laguna Honda, clinics, and other facilities across the city. They voted by 96% to approve the contract extension.

A tentative agreement that guarantees raises for two years and protects healthcare for SF city and county workers was reached on January 18th. Voting began on January 31st.

Securing a contract that ensures affordable healthcare for workers is only part of our fight for healthcare justice. Registered nurses, along with their fellow SEIU 1021 members, are focusing on enforcing key victories in the contract that protect patients, our communities, and workers. It also means fighting back against efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and advancing healthcare justice for all.

SF registered nurses, joined by community allies and fellow healthcare workers, are bringing attention to what a repeal of Obamacare would mean, by writing op-eds [http://www.sfexaminer.com/amputating-obamacare-going-hurt/] and by participating in public protests.

Photo: [January 20, 2017 San Francisco General Hospital Action to Protect Access to Healthcare]

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