Big healthcare justice victory for St. Luke’s patients, families & healthcare workers

In a “David vs. Goliath” victory for healthcare justice this week, grassroots community pressure forced Sutter CPMC CEO Warren Browner to halt the planned eviction 28 severely ill patients from the St. Luke’s Hospital skilled nursing sub-acute unit. The patients, who are all elderly and disabled people of color on Medi-Cal, faced relocation to facilities Read More …

Stop healthcare corporate greed: Save St. Luke’s Hospital sub-acute and skilled nursing services!

Sutter CPMC recently announced plans to close the skilled nursing and sub-acute units at St. Luke’s Hospital. Because of a shortage of other skilled nursing or sub-acute options in San Francisco,  44 frail patients will be transferred outside of the city, including places as far away as Sacramento, which will make it extremely difficult for family Read More …

Labor can bargain for broader housing needs

By Gordon Mar and Ken Tray Originally published in San Francisco Examiner, June 18, 2017 The housing affordability crisis continues to be a defining issue for maintaining stable, diverse communities, not only in the Bay Area but also statewide. Throughout California, many communities also lack housing opportunities for the growing workforce of union members and Read More …