Write to your hospital’s state Assembly member and copy your state senator to ask them to VOTE NO on Senate Bill (SB) 525 (Durazo, D-Los Angeles). The current version of the bill would increase the statewide minimum wage for all workers — including contractors — in most health care settings to $21 in 2024 and $25 starting in 2025. The minimum wage would also increase annually by 3.5% or the Consumer Price Index.
It is vital that legislators understand that this version of the bill would jeopardize hospitals’ ability to deliver care. It would reduce access to medical services, increase health care costs, and diminish health care employment opportunities.
A template letter is available below for members’ use. Hospital leaders are also urged to call/text their Assembly member and senator to oppose SB 525, using the fact sheet below, which contains key messages. Find contact information for your lawmakers on the Legislature’s website.
Please send your letters to Coni Segretto at email@example.com by close of business on Sept. 6. Calls/texts to Assembly members and senators should be made from Sept. 5-14.