California Nurses Association Joins Occupy Oakland Protest
On Wednesday, members of the California Nurses Association joined the Occupy Oakland protests, which are part of the broader "Occupy Wall Street" protests over economic inequality in the U.S. CNA members said they joined the protests on behalf of individuals who have been forced to forgo medical care after losing their jobs. Last month, 20,000 union nurses went on strike after hospitals in the state tried to cut wages and benefits. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California nurses earn an average base salary of about $88,000.
- "Nurses Join 'Occupy' Protests, Despite Above-Average Wages" (Klocke, International Business Times, 11/2).