Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West said its members reached a tentative agreement Friday with Dignity Health. The agreement averted a strike set for 11 p.m. Tuesday.
The union said the agreement maintains workers' full benefits, provides raises and contains provisions to promote better health among Dignity employees as a way of lowering costs, and modeling healthy lifestyles to the public. The new health provisions for employees are part of SEIU-UHW's "Let's Get Healthy California" initiative launched earlier this year.
The agreement covers 14,000 workers in 31 facilities across the state; the tentative four-year contract is subject to a membership vote.
Dignity Health was formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West.