San Francisco Won’t Outsource Hospital Security

SAN FRANCISCO — The city’s $6.8 billion budget package for the new fiscal year reverses most health and human services cuts and eliminates San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s plan to contract out security at the city’s two public hospitals.

Negotiations stretched into the early-morning hours on July 1, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The main point of contention was Lee’s plan to save $3.3 million by outsourcing security at San Francisco General and Laguna Honda hospitals. The plan was opposed by Service Employees International Union, Local 1021.

The board is scheduled to hold the first of two required votes July 19, and final approval is expected a week later.

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