The SEIU will drop two healthcare-related initiatives after an accord with the California Hospital Assn. to facilitate union activity and find ways to lower costs, improve quality and expand access.SACRAMENTO — A labor union that pushed a pair of ballot measures that would have reined in excessive hospital billing and expanded healthcare for the poor has dropped them — in exchange for an agreement that enlists the hospital industry in the union's organizing efforts.
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