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Culinary Union Members to picket at hospital

Posted at 4:04 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 19:05:05-05
On Thursday, the Culinary Union and the Bartenders Union, along with several other Las Vegas-area unions, will hold a demonstration in front of Sunrise Hospital to protest Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) negotiation stall tactics.
Culinary Union and Bartender Union members receive their health insurance through Culinary Health Fund, which is in a coalition with 13 other Trust Funds that combined provide health insurance for 275,000 members, including firefighters, police, construction workers, and hotel workers.
Union members covered by the Trust Funds in the Coalition are expected to join the demonstration.
The event will highlight the need for reasonable rates to continue affordable patient care for members and their families at a sustainable cost.
The unions have no intention to cause a work stoppage and do not expect this to occur. The demonstration will have no effect on patient care.