Category Archives: Sutter Health

Nurses Strike Sutter May 1, 2012


Posted:  May 2, 2012    By: Protest In The USA  Credit: calnurses

Registered nurses took part in a one-day strike at California Bay area eight hospitals that are part of the wealthy Sutter corporate chain to protest Wall Street-type demands for more than 100 sweeping reductions in patient care and nurses’ standards and workplace conditions.  Continue reading

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Sutter Health Nurses Plan One-Day Strike Tuesday May 1, 2012


Bay Area Sutter Nurses Plan May 1 Walkout, by National Nurses United, Monday Apr 23rd, 2012

HOSPITAL CHAIN’S DEMAND FOR OVER 100 CUTS IN CARE, RN STANDARDS WHILE AMASSING HUGE PROFITS PROMPTS THIRD ONE-DAY RN STRIKE

With the wealthy Sutter Health corporation continuing to demand more than 100 sweeping reductions in patient care and nurses’ standards and workplace conditions, registered nurses at eight Northern California Sutter hospitals will hold a one-day strike May 1, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United announced today.  Continue reading

“Stop The Lies” CNA/NNU Sutter Alta Bates Striking Nurses Fight For Justice, Health And Safety


The Sutter Nurses implore their commitment to the patients, saying that Sutter is just “out there making money” and not standing up for the patients.

“They don’t give a damn about their patients,” nurses say. In my opinion, they’re not concerned about their nearby Sunnyvale neighbors, as well, by placing the Palo Alto Medical Foundation two-level 150,000 sf underground parking garage vents blowing concentrated carbon monoxide air toxins in the direction of a residential home living room window.
 

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Sutter Health Nurses Preparing for One-Day Strike


By: Angela Woodall, Oakland Tribune 12/21/2011

Several thousand registered nurses are planning a one-day walkout Thursday at nine Bay Area hospitals unless union negotiations with the Sutter Health parent company can resolve disagreements over proposed concessions.

If the two sides cannot agree, the strike is set to begin at 7 a.m. and end 24 hours later on Friday morning.

Sutter Nurse Strike Courtesy calitics.com

Sutter Nurse Strike Courtesy calitics.com

But Alta Bates Summit Medical Center — one of the hospitals in the Sutter Health network that is the target of the walkout — has pledged to lock out the nurses who strike.   Continue reading

Bay Area Nurses File Complaint Over Lockout Following Strike


Nurses who waged a one-day strike against Bay Area hospitals last month have filed a complaint accusing Sutter Health of violating federal labor laws by locking them out for several days after the strike ended.

Controversy surrounding the lockout heightened when a patient at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland died after a replacement nurse reportedly made a medical error. Continue reading

“Lethal Dose” Kills Patient During Sutter Health Lockout


Patient’s death heightens tensions after strike. Members of the union, the California Nurses Association-National Nurses United, blamed the incident on the decision by Sutter Health to lock them out of the hospital chain’s facilities following a one-day strike Thursday.

Strike nurses hold candlelight vigil for deceased patient Sunday at 7 p.m._Dylan Entelis_The Cronicle

Strike nurses hold candlelight vigil for deceased patient Sunday at 7 p.m._Dylan Entelis_The Cronicle

Veteran nurses locked out of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland said Sunday that the death of a patient due to a medical error by a replacement worker wouldn’t have happened if they had been allowed to do their jobs.

Click here for “Lethal Dose” Kills Patient During Lockout” By Lori Preuitt NBCLA

Sept 22nd a Monumental Social Justice Day Outcry to Sutter Health with 20,000 Nurses Striking and PAMF Court Hearing


Sept. 22nd marked a monumental day of outcry for social justice directed at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, a subsidiary of Sutter Health. as it faced not only the Sunnyvale PAMF EIR Appeal Court Hearing, but also dealt with the largest labor action in years as over 20,000 registered nurses went on strike.

Sutter Nurses Strike Sept 22, 2011 Credit Courtesy Community Commons

Sutter Nurses Strike Sept 22, 2011 Credit Courtesy Community Commons

Nurse Morgan stated “Sutter’s focus is on money,” she said. “The nurses’ focus is on patients. Even though Sutter says they are in the business for patients, their actions speak louder than words.”

The president of the largest labor federation in the nation joined striking nurses on a Berkeley picket line. He criticized corporate hospital leaders for what union members say are 200 proposed cutbacks by Sutter Health in employee benefits and patient services.

From the Sunnyvale PAMF perspective, I agree. In my opinion, placing two intense parking garage vents emitting toxic air contaminants known to cause cancer within a few feet of elderly residential homes spoke of insensitivity and a lack of residential and elder respect.

Click Here for the Oakland Tribune “Nurses at Nearly Three Dozen Hospitals in California Hospitals Strike” By Kristin J. Bender 09/22/11