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Hundreds of SVMH workers strike
The Californian - Salinas

Hundreds of workers from Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System walked off the job Tuesday, the first-ever strike in the institution’s 58-year history.

The one-day labor action was held to protest stalled negotiations between the hospital’s largest union and management.

While the contract talks have been contentious for at least seven months, workers have been angered recently over revelations about former CEO Sam Downing leaving with nearly $4 million in retirement payouts.