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Union ballot measures take aim at hospital costs — but what is real goal?
Sacramento Business Journal

The biggest health-care union in California is putting the squeeze on the hospital industry. Again. It comes with an offer that’s hard to refuse: Help us organize 100,000 nonunion workers around the state or we’ll ask voters to approve a pair of ballot initiatives you hate. One would cut executive pay and the other would limit hospital charges. For a second time in two years, Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West is pushing ballot measures that could cost hospitals a bundle.