ESC Local 20 represents the Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Nuclear Medical Technologists, and Medical Laboratory Technicians at Valley Medical Center and the Microbiologists in the Public Health Department Lab at Santa Clara County. These medical professionals play an important role for the County of Santa Clara by supporting one of Santa Clara County’s trauma centers, participating in teaching hospital training programs, and performing biohazard safety work for our community.
In 2019, Santa Clara County purchased O’Connor Hospital and St. Louise Regional Hospital from Verity Health Systems. With that, the Clinical Lab Scientists, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Registered Dietitians, and Discharge Coordinators represented by ESC Local 20 at those two hospitals were merged into the existing ESC Local 20 contract with Santa Clara County.
Professionals represented by this contract are part of the Union’s Medical Professionals Unit.