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
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
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
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.
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