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Seiu Uhw Collective Bargaining Agreement 2017

The Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) is a labor union representing healthcare workers in California. In 2017, SEIU-UHW negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with several major healthcare providers in the state.

The new CBA covers over 50,000 healthcare workers and includes significant improvements to wages, benefits, and working conditions. Under the agreement, workers will see a minimum wage increase of $4 per hour over the next four years, with additional raises for workers in certain job categories. The CBA also includes improved healthcare benefits, better retirement benefits, and increased job security for workers.

One of the most significant aspects of the new CBA is the inclusion of provisions for workplace safety. In the healthcare industry, workers are often at risk for workplace injuries and illnesses. The new CBA includes provisions requiring employers to provide workers with appropriate personal protective equipment, establish safe patient handling programs, and address workplace violence.

SEIU-UHW negotiated the new CBA with the following healthcare providers: Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health. The agreement covers a wide range of healthcare workers, including nurses, respiratory therapists, radiology techs, and others.

In addition to the improvements to wages, benefits, and working conditions, the new CBA also includes provisions aimed at improving patient care. For example, it includes language requiring employers to provide adequate staffing levels to ensure that patients receive appropriate care.

Overall, the SEIU-UHW collective bargaining agreement of 2017 is a significant achievement for healthcare workers in California. The new agreement provides improved wages, benefits, and working conditions and includes provisions aimed at improving workplace safety and patient care. It represents a major step forward for healthcare workers` rights and is a testament to the power of collective bargaining.