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SDW news brief: Nurses allege employment discrimination at California hospitals

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, August 27, 2010

The California Nurses Association is alleging discrimination at two California hospitals based on race, ethnicity, and national origin. The union has asked the San Francisco Human Rights Commission to investigate its allegations of "systematic" employment discrimination.

Lengthy contract talks between the union and Sutter Health's California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco turned toxic last week when the union filed a grievance with the city claiming that Sutter had imposed a hiring ban on Filipino nurses.

At a press conference, CNA and Filipino community and church groups asked the San Francisco Human Rights Commission to investigate their allegations of "systematic" employment discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, and national origin.

CPMC CEO Warren Browner, MD, called the accusations "false and designed to cover up the union's own failure to win a contract despite three years of negotiations."
 
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Source: HealthLeaders Media

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