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Article http://www.seiu1021.org/2018/04/24/addressing-understaffing-and-long-patient-wait-times/

Addressing Understaffing and Long Patient Wait Times

On April 18, more than a dozen radiology and ultrasound technicians testified before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee. The technicians work at Zuckerberg SF General  (ZSFGH) and Laguna Honda Hospitals, where patients are suffering long wait times because of understaffing in radiology and ultrasound departments.

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City of Hayward Workers Speak Truth to Power

This evening City of Hayward workers spoke before City Council to demand that Hayward Administrators restore cuts made to workers’ pay and benefits. Hayward Administrators are refusing to restore the cuts that were made three years ago, even after a judge found their actions to be illegal.

“A 17% cut in take-home pay forced people to retire from jobs that they loved,’” said Gil Hesia, Senior Utility Leader and President of City of Hayward Maintenance Chapter. “Bargain with your workers fairly.”

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Santa Clara University Non-Tenured Faculty Seek Union Election

Santa Clara University (SCU) adjunct faculty and lecturers are sidestepping the NLRB and calling on University administrators to partner with them in their efforts to build a worker organization. The faculty are requesting the administration agree to hold a speedy, neutral, in-house vote on unionization. SCU President Father Michael Engh is expected to respond to the faculty’s request this week.

Kristin Kusanovich, Senior Lecturer, Theatre and Dance, says “We see both a better climate for student learning and faculty sustainability improving with unionization.”

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SEIU 1021 Members Join Thousands To Rally Against Hate In Berkeley

BERKELEY,CA — City of Berkeley employees and other city, county, schools, healthcare, and nonprofit workers from throughout Northern California joined thousands at the peaceful, non-violent Rally Against Hate on August 27. The rally stage was surrounded by thousands of students, teachers, seniors, and working families rallying to protest against far-right extremists, the white nationalist rally at Berkeley City Hall, and the wave of anti-immigrant federal policies.