Thousands of nurses at nearly three dozen hospitals in Northern and Central California are set to go on strike Thursday over benefit cuts and other concessions sought by hospital management.
The California Nurses Association — the union organizing the strike — estimates that nearly 23,000 nurses will walk off the job at 7 a.m. at 33 not-for-profit hospitals run by Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health, and at the independent Children’s Hospital Oakland. The hospitals include Kaiser centers in Stockton, Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose, and the Berkeley and Oakland campuses of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center — a Sutter Health-affiliated hospital.
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