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.
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