The city of San Francisco has said that the local archdiocese owes more than $3 million in health-care costs to employers, under the terms of a new city ordinance.
The city has also assessed the archdiocese a fine of $113,000 for
failure to comply with the new policy.
The city says that over 1,000
employers were not covered as the law required.
The archdiocese has disputed the charge, pointing out that many of
the employees involved were part-time workers who opted out of insurance
Many others, the archdiocese notes, did not live in San
Francisco, since the territory of the archdiocese extends beyond city