Nursing Strike At Sharp Averted After ‘Significant Movement’ In Negotiations
A union spokesman, however, says it might only be a temporary reprieve.
KPBS Public Media:
Sharp Nurses Call Off Planned Strike
A planned three-day strike of more than 3,000 nurses at three Sharp Healthcare hospitals set to begin Monday morning has been called off by the nurses' union, perhaps only for a while, a union spokesman said Sunday. (11/28)
San Diego Union-Tribune:
Union Calls Off Nursing Strike Against Sharp Hospitals
With only hours left before picket lines formed in front of Sharp hospitals countywide, the union representing about 4,800 of the health system’s registered nurses canceled its walkout notice Sunday evening. John Cihomsky, Sharp’s vice president of public affairs, said the United Nurses Associations of California decided to restart negotiations that had stalled since Friday. Though it initially refused to say more, Sharp eventually issued a statement refuting reports from some San Diego media outlets that it has agreed to a “closed shop” a term that would have meant that all registered nurses at its hospitals would have to pay dues. Currently, according to the company, only about 53 percent have union payments deducted from their paychecks. (Sisson, 11/27)