Musicians Supporting Caregivers

Robert Hioki (trombone), Dave Reagan (President, SEIU-UHW), Tony Jones (leader/drums), and Dan Weinstein (trumpet).

On March 28, AFM Local 47 musicians, caregivers, elected officials, and community leaders joined members of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West at a rally at Cedars-Sinai to support their fight to protect their bargaining rights and voice on the job.

Along with the rally, SEIU has unveiled a series of billboards throughout Los Angeles calling out Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s excessive profits and CEO compensation, at the same time the hospital provides one of the worst levels of charity care in the city. The 959-bed facility employs a staff of 2,000 physicians and 10,000 other workers. Of the more than 1,800 workers who are members of SEIU-UHW, their contract with Cedars-Sinai expired March 31, 2019.