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Measure limiting pay of top brass at Mountain View-based El Camino Hospital ruled unconstitutional

Last Updated Jul 2013

Image of San Jose Mercury News IconA ballot measure to cap the pay of El Camino Hospital's top brass at twice what the governor of California earns has been ruled unconstitutional by a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge.Service Employees Union International-United Healthcare Workers West, which represents 1,200 workers at the Mountain View-based hospital, spearheaded the effort to put Measure M on the ballot last November. Voters passed it by a narrow margin, 51.55 percent to 48.45 percent.The measure limited the annual salary and compensation of "executives, managers and administrators" to $350,000, or twice what Gov. Jerry Brown takes home. It stood to affect six employees, including CEO Tomi Ryba, who draws an annual paycheck of $695,000 plus bonuses. .

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