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Frontline workers are being left behind

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Frontline workers are being left behind

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital workers are risking their lives to care for their patients during the pandemic. The hospital has failed to implement common-sense Covid safety protocols, leaving one in nine Salinas Valley caregivers to contract the virus, including one in five housekeepers — nearly double the state’s overall infection rate. The hospital posted an $84 million net operating profit in 2019. Its 15 percent profit margin is twice the average California hospital. Despite these profits, hospital administrators want to double the cost of health insurance for Salinas Valley workers and deny them wage increases that would keep up with the rising cost of living.

We put our lives on the line during this pandemic. Our campaign is about fighting for safe staffing, fair pay, and affordable health care for our families.

Who's Responsible: CEO Pete Delgado

CEO Pete Delgado

While Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital workers risk their lives serving patients during a pandemic, Salinas Valley CEO Pete Delgado keeps raking in money. Delgado is one of just twelve California public employees making more than $1 million a year. His salary has more than doubled since 2013, yet he's insisting that caregivers accept wages that don't even keep up with rising prices.

You can help by signing our petition

Let SVMH know that it’s time to show workers the respect they deserve, with safe worksites, affordable healthcare, and a living wage.

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