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In Salinas, a group of activists say the local hospital board doesn't represent the people it serves, and they're pushing for change.
At a Planned Parenthood clinic near Salinas, farm workers who plan to have children in the near future are learning to protect themselves against pesticide exposure on the job. "This is dangerous work," said Jessica Dieseldorff, a nurse practitioner who's heading up the pilot education program.
At Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, the National Union of Healthcare Workers fights cutbacks and concession demands as employers and healthcare workers watch the performance of the two-year old union.