The undersigned unions, representing health care workers and health care consumers, write to
reiterate our opposition to the repeated attempts by the California Hospital Association (CHA) to
reverse decades of work to bring California hospitals up to adequate seismic building safety
standards. CHA is asking the Governor and legislators to entirely exempt hundreds of hospital
buildings in more than half the hospitals in California from the 2030 seismic standard designed to
protect patients, the public and workers after earthquakes as well as a seven-year extension of the
requirements for all hospitals.
Our unions strongly oppose trading wages for safety. It is a longstanding principle of the labor
movement that unions support both higher minimum wages and strong safety standards for both
workers and patients. We stand by that principle.