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Hundreds rally outside UCI Medical Center to protest 175 layoffs [Video]

ORANGE – About 200 union members and supporters picketed UC Irvine Medical Center Tuesday afternoon to decry the loss of 175 health care jobs.

UC Irvine Health workers picket medical center over layoffs

More than 100 UC Irvine Health workers used their work break or their day off Tuesday to picket at UCI Medical Center in Orange in response to 175 employee layoffs that began this month.

UC Irvine Health Workers to Picket Job Losses as Profits are Said to Soar

Claiming that their jobs are being eliminated even though profits are up and the facility is understaffed, health workers, students and worker union supporters plan to rally and picket at UC Irvine Medical Center today.

ADVISORY: Workers and Students to Protest UCI Staffing Cuts Tuesday

Orange: As many as 150 UC Health Workers, Students and others are expected a rally and picket at UC Irvine Medical Center Tuesday to protest recently announced staffing cuts.

Commentary: UCI’s patients, and workers, deserve better

Since the Affordable Care Act came online, 20 million more Americans have access to healthcare, including a million more Californians.

For healthcare providers like UC Irvine Medical Center, this means more customers. In fact, according to its last financial report, UCIMC has seen substantial increases in both patient admissions and outpatient visits over the past year.

UCI Medical Center CEO Snottily Explains Massive Worker Layoffs During Town Hall

UC Irvine Medical Center workers in Orange are still tense a week after the start of a massive layoff of 175 positions. Dr. Howard Federoff, CEO of UC Irvine Health, delivered a statement on the “Operational Transformation,” as the staff slash retooling is being deemed, promising town halls to address the decision. Medical center workers packed an auditorium on-site yesterday afternoon, ready to hear what the head honcho had to say.

UC Irvine Health laying off 175 employees

UC Irvine Health began laying off 175 employees this week as part of a plan to ensure efficiency of its medical center’s clinical and educational operations, the university-based care provider said.

UC Irvine Health to lay off 175 employees

UC Irvine Health, an arm of the university that includes its medical facilities, began laying off 175 employees on Monday to reduce costs.

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