Strike Averted As MPTF and SEIU-UHW Announce 60-Day Cooling Off Period

March 15, 2013
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This afternoon, MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) and the union representing certain of its employees, SEIU-UHW, jointly announced a 60-day cooling-off period during which time the two organizations will continue to negotiate in good faith toward a collective bargaining agreement. The announcement was made by Bob Beitcher, MPTF CEO, and Dave Regan, President...

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MPTF Reaches Impasse with SEIU-UHW

March 13, 2013
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We met earlier today with the bargaining team from our union, SEIU-UHW, and the federal mediator who has been involved in our negotiations. After extensive good faith bargaining on MPTF’s part, we have reached an impasse. No further negotiating sessions have been planned. At this time, we are preparing for a strike that the...

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Going Beyond Five Stars

March 7, 2013
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Going Beyond Five Stars

Last week, we were delighted to learn that US News & World Report had named MPTF’s skilled nursing home as top facility in our area, with an overall rating of five stars, citing Nurse Staffing levels and Quality of Care in particular. The US News recognition is a strong validation of the terrific efforts...

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Oscars Legacy Lives on Campus

February 27, 2013
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Part of the brilliant legacy of MPTF is our 40-acre residential campus in Woodland Hills, since the early 1940s an historical treasure overflowing with Hollywood mystique and creative people whose contributions to film and television have made the entertainment industry what it is today. At any given time, you never know who you’ll find...

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A Return to the Good Old Days

February 20, 2013
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The short story writer Flannery O’Connor had an anecdote about “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” one of her truly great works. She went to a class at Wesleyan and one of the young teachers there started asking questions. “Miss O’Connor,” he said, “why was the Misfit’s hat black?” She answered that most...

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Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements, OH MY!

February 13, 2013
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On any given day, I will wake up, get dressed and head down to the kitchen for a good breakfast (it is the most important meal of the day.) Since I was a child, I was trained to take my vitamins like a good boy and told that it would make me grow healthy...

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