The union representing healthcare workers at the Motion Picture & Television Fund has informed the charity that it intends to stage a three-day strike.
SEIU-UHW, which represents about 500 nursing staff members and other workers at the Woodland Hills-based retirement community, said it was preparing a walkout between March 18 and 21, citing a lack of progress in contract talks with the fund's management.
"If MPTF continues to bargain in bad faith, stonewall negotiations, and push destructive cuts, more than 500 healthcare workers at seven Los Angeles-area facilities will be striking for three days starting March 19,'' the union said in a statement.
The fund operates long-term care facilities as well as several healthcare clinics that cater to entertainment industry workers. Fund officials said they were informed of the union's plan Friday and expressed surprise at the decision, citing a "productive session with the bargaining unit on Thursday" with a federal mediator and plans for continued negotiations Wednesday.