State, city leaders join UCSF medical center rally

April 4, 2013 6:11:28 AM PDT
State Senator Leland Yee and San Francisco Supervisors John Avalos and Eric Mar are among local leaders joining a rally by hospital workers this morning at the UCSF Medical Center.

The workers are protesting UCSF's decision to cut nearly 300 positions at the medical center on Parnassus Avenue.

The San Francisco Examiner reports that the medical center says the staff reductions are being made to prepare for costs associated with the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama in 2010.