California Hospitals, with Help From UHW-SEIU Local, Launch New Attack on Life-Saving Ratio Law

California AFL-CIO Joins Nurses in Opposing New Threat. California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, June 15, 2012 The California Hospital Association, with the dogged assistance of United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), is waging a new campaign to overturn California’s historic law mandating minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, a landmark state law that has been proven to save thousands of patient lives. UHW President Dave Regan, who recently signed a partnership deal with CHA, the lobbying arm of the state’s wealthy hospital industry, launched a full court press Thursday, marching some of his local’s members ... California