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Hospital workers picket over wages
Santa Maria Times

Health care employees and their friends and family from Santa Maria to San Luis Obispo protested poor wages Saturday during a rally outside Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.

The informational picket was against Dignity Health, which some hospital workers believe is putting patient care at risk through potential layoffs, outsourcing of jobs and lower-than-market wages.

The rally was also held to draw attention to the 300-plus new Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West members, many of whom are employed at Arroyo Grande, French or Marian hospitals.