Urge Gov. Newsom to Sign SB 525

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Write to Gov. Gavin Newsom, urging him to sign Senate Bill (SB) 525, which provides a balanced approach to setting minimum wages for health care workers — supporting workers, protecting jobs, and preserving access to care in some of the state’s most vulnerable communities. This bill creates a reasonable walk-up of wages and preempts local wage and compensation measures currently active in more than 10 California cities.

ASAP – please send your letters using the template provided to Coni Segretto at csegretto@calhospital.org no later than close of business on Oct. 6. Gov. Newsom has until Oct. 14 to sign this legislation.




In the last week of the 2023 legislative session, CHA, as directed by the CHA board, negotiated landmark legislation on health care wages in California.

The negotiated version of SB 525 creates stability and predictability for hospitals by:

  • Preempting city and county minimum wage measures for 10 years and local compensation measures for six years
  • Providing more reasonable phase-in schedules to a $25 minimum wage that allow time for hospitals to plan and budget for these increases
  • Clarifying to which contract workers the wage increases apply