Registered Nurses Walk-out

Registered Nurses at 34 Northern and Central California hospitals held a sympathy strike Thursday to support striking members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers and Kaiser co-workers who are facing management demands for deep cuts in their health coverage and retirement plans.  Hospitals have proposed eliminating sick pay and reducing health insurance, maternity leave, educational benefits and what nurses say is their right to advocate on patients’ behalf, amid other cutbacks.

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