31 January 2013 12:46 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The growing labor action at the Motion Picture and Television Fund‘s care facility and hospital has nothing to do with staffing issues, the nonprofit’s CEO said today. “Staffing levels has not been a part of our negotiations with Seiu since September 2012.  Rather, the issues are all economic — wages, share of health insurance costs, and pension benefits,” says Bob Beitcher. He was responding to Wednesday’s strike authorization vote by the employees at the facility and the ongoing negotiations between the union and management. The Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West have insisted that low staffing levels are what is “pushing” their actions. Click over for Beitcher’s full statement: Patient safety is the primary concern of Mptf in its approach to providing health care and support of daily living activities to our industry members in the skilled nursing (long term care) facility on our campus.  While staffing »

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