California Nurses To Strike at 34 Hospitals Statewide
This week, as many as 23,000 registered nurses at Kaiser Permanente, Children's Hospital Oakland and several Sutter Health medical centers are expected to strike at 34 hospitals in Northern and Central California. At the Kaiser Permanente facilities, about 17,000 nurses represented by the California Nurses Association-National Nurses United will strike in sympathy with 1,500 mental health and optometry employees who are striking over proposed cuts to their health and retirement benefits and long patient wait times for psychiatric care. Meanwhile, registered nurses at Children's Hospital and Sutter Health medical centers are holding a one-day strike on Thursday over ongoing contract disputes.
- "Nurses To Strike California Hospitals Thursday" (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/21).