Union Workers Go On Strike
March 11, 2013
Union workers at the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s retirement home and hospital say they could go on strike for three days, as early as next week. The SEIU’s United Healthcare Workers West represents about 500 staffers at the medical facilities.
The union has been pushing for a one-to-eight staffing-to-patient ratio, saying it’s been as high as one-to-12. The Motion Picture and Television Fund says it’s surprised and disappointed, saying there has been a productive bargaining session with a federal mediator - and more talks are scheduled for Wednesday.