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Hospital pay cap qualifies for ballot

Original post made on May 7, 2012

Voters will decide if executive pay at El Camino Hospital should be capped, as a Peninsula labor group says it has gotten an initiative qualified for the November ballot.

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Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on May 7, 2012 at 11:03 am

This to me is a slippery slope, I can understand the why you would. The new CEO who will land this postion working for ECH, will you expect them to keep the high standards, deal with the workers, the professional staff, the patients, fund raising, keepin the taxpayers happy and keeping the hospital up to date. Or will we just find someone who will work a few years, move on to a better postion, then we have to headhunt for a CEO.

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

It's got my vote.

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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on May 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Why are we voting on this? These people do not give themselve raises.. well maybe they sort of do.

But they are all ultimately elected. So if we don't like what they are paying someone we can vote them out of office.

It's like we've lost all hope in the election process. People in office should think before doing things. They're not afraid of losing their jobs.

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Posted by vfree
a resident of Waverly Park
on May 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm

J. Stalin and V. Lenin would be so proud of this ballot measure.

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Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Waverly Park
on May 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Seriously, does the CEO work 40 hours a week? The CEO deals with more stuff than the governor. Why don't a few of the union workers try shadowing this position for a year and tell us if you would work for 2x of pay.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Workers united shall never be defeated blah blah blah

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Posted by MV Mama
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

A lower pay for the CEO ultimately means lower pay for the vice presidents, and the directors, and the managers, and eventually the SEIU members....

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Wow, I'd like to know what every one who thinks this is a bad idea would recommend for a salary for themselves. Apparently the sky is the limit for a public hospital.

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm

According to the Economic Policy Institute, since 1978, CEO compensation has gone up 725%, while rank and file workers' pay has gone up 5.7%. Income inequality in America is now worse than in many third-world countries.

Hogs at the trough. Today's pig, tomorrow's bacon.

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 8, 2012 at 5:54 am

What we have currently is socialism for the rich, and free enterprise for the poor. 31 years of Reaganomics and there are no jobs. The labor struggle of one hundred years ago must be fought again.

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Posted by Insider
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

Everyone has their own opinions, however...understand that this has nothing to do with the pay at El Camino and everything to do with standard SEIU attack tactics. When they don't get what they want they attack until something sticks. This is simply their latest attemp.

Also, don't be misled. Most of the workers at El Camino are sick of SEIU but cannot get from under the Union. They have lied and taken dues from the employees for a very long time. Now they are trying to divert attention by going after the highest paid positions at ECH. Do you think it's coincidence that they start at the lowest waged employees and get them riled up about what someone else is making?

HEre's a question...who out there thinks they can do the CEO's job? WHo out there can handle the pressure? Who out there would even know what is being talked about during the meetings and decision making periods?

Check into this me, they are no good!


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Posted by ECH Employee
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

SEIU is full of liars and thieves!

Do your research!!

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