Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

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December 15th, 2010

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Workers to Fight Illegal Layoffs

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital is trying to force layoffs on approximately 100 caregivers, even though the hospital’s 4.8% operating profit margin is more than double the California average of 2%, and over the last five years SVMH has made a profit every year, recording cumulative profits of $101.6 million. Between them, SVMH’s top five officers were paid $2.2 million […]


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November 18th, 2010

30 New Stewards Sworn in at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

Thirty brand new NUHW shop stewards were sworn in en masse at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital this week. In May, SVMH workers voted overwhelmingly to leave SEIU and join NUHW.  After enduring five months of SEIU-imposed legal delays, SVMH workers were finally officially certified as NUHW members just three weeks ago. ”Taking our oath all […]


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November 1st, 2010

860 Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital caregivers win certification with NUHW

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Workers celebrate becoming the newest members of NUHW Last Thursday, 860 workers at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH) celebrated as the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) fully recognized their membership in the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). Since the workers chose to join NUHW by a two-to-one margin this May, […]


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October 21st, 2010

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital workers picket for safe staffing levels

More than a hundred healthcare workers marched outside Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital today to draw attention to the potential impact of more than 100 layoffs and employee buyouts ordered by hospital management. Employees decided to hold the picket by a 97% vote last week. “Cutting jobs means cutting healthcare for our community,” said Nina Perez, […]


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May 18th, 2010

Nearly 900 more hospital workers join NUHW at Salinas Valley Memorial

Caregivers at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital voted by a landslide to join the NUHW for a stronger voice in bargaining. 408 votes for NUHW, 242 votes for SEIU, and 13 votes for No Union were counted this morning after three weeks of voting by mail. [Read more] The next election will be in Los Angeles, […]