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SVMH optimistic about new labor effort
The Californian - Salinas

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System officials say they’re optimistic a fact-finding agreement between the system and the California Nurses Association could lead to a breakthrough in a 10-month long labor impasse.

SVMH and the union have the choice of mutually choosing a neutral third party, or they can allow the California Public Employment Relations Board to appoint a third party. As with any labor strife, both sides have their views of what the facts are in the negotiations and often those views are conflicting. Fact-finding is a means for both sides to work off the same page.