Union Nurses Back Off Threat To Strike; Negotiations Go On
A strike scheduled for more than 16,000 registered nurses in California and Nevada represented by the California Nurses Association labor union over salary issues, benefits and safety practices in regard to H1N1 influenza has been postponed. CNA had called for the strike at nearly 40 facilities run by Catholic Healthcare West, Daughters of Charity Health System and St. Joseph Health System chains. Representatives from CNA and the hospital systems are continuing negotiations.
- "One-Day Strike Averted as Nurses, Hospitals Continue Negotiations" (Reiter, Merced Sun-Star, 10/28).
- "San Mateo County Nurses May Put Strike on Hold" (Gonzales, San Mateo County Times, 10/28).