Video: Poverty wages at Keck Hospital of USC
Workers at the University of Southern California’s Keck Hospital are fighting for better patient care and fair wages and benefits for caregivers.
Despite its wealth, USC is cutting Keck Hospital staffing levels, putting patients at risk, and paying many of its workers just 15 cents above minimum wage. Many Keck–USC caregivers are forced to rely on taxpayer-funded public assistance programs like food stamps and Medi-Cal. USC also denies them the retirement and tuition assistance benefits the university gives to all its other employees