Published Date: 2021-04-27
State Psychiatric Technicians at CHCF, Stockton, picket April 28 for patient safety and safe working conditions
Contact: Christine Caro
Phone: (916) 329-9140
Sacramento - April 27, 2021 - The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians:
State-employed psychiatric technicians from Bargaining Unit 18 will hold an informational picket on Wednesday, April 28, outside the front main entrance of the California Health Care Facility, Stockton, to demonstrate unsafe working conditions that are jeopardizing patient safety.
Psychiatric Technicians at CHCF, Stockton, are worn out and fed up with the unfair, unsafe working conditions that are putting patient safety and professional licenses at risk. A staffing shortage with over 70 Psychiatric Technician vacant positions has led to unprecedented mandates beyond contractual limits. PTs are being denied their two 15-minute breaks and are asked to violate patient safety policy by combining required clinical rounds with staggered safety rounds. All the while, management has refused to offer support to its overworked staffed.
Psychiatric Technicians will gather on April 28 in solidarity to fight for working conditions that will safeguard patient safety, licenses, professionalism, and agility in the workplace.
To get involved and learn about the upcoming event, please visit www.psychtechs.net.
Rally location and time:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
California Health Care Facility, Stockton
7707 Austin Rd, Stockton
CAPT is the professional association for approximately 14,000 state-licensed psychiatric technicians who work in California programs serving people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. CAPT is also the elected union representative (BU 18) for psychiatric technicians and related professionals working in State of California facilities.
April 27, 2021 | Press Release