Thousands Of Nurses At Stanford Prepared To Strike
The union representing more than 3,000 nurses at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics still has to issue a formal declaration of a strike, at which time it would give the hospitals 10 days notice -- as required by law -- to prepare for any action.
The San Jose Mercury News:
Three Thousand Nurses At Stanford Hospitals, Clinics, Prepared To Call Strike
Thousands of nurses from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics said Friday they are prepared to call a strike after failing to reach a deal in three days of mediation with hospital administrators over wages and benefits. Colleen Borges, president of the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement, which represents 3,300 nurses, issued a statement saying the union "has participated in good faith in mediation, and agreed to yesterday's extended session in an effort to get a fair contract." ... Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford said in a statement late Friday that they will continue to participate in negotiations with the union and the federal mediator. (Seipel, 4/22)