Sunday, January 18, 2015

Kaiser nurses strike planned for, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, CANCELLED

Update:  San Mateo Patch/Bea Karnes, Statt, 1/17/15. "Kaiser, nurses reach tentative contract agreement. The nurses had threatened to strike next week."

...."Multiple strikes were scheduled to begin 7 a.m. Wednesday and last through 7 a.m. Friday at multiple Kaiser medical centers throughout the Bay Area including Antioch, Daly City, San Francisco, Oakland, Petaluma, Vacaville, San Rafael and Santa Clara, according to the CNA.
The union announced today that it has canceled next week’s strike. ....CNA membership meetings are scheduled for next week starting on Wednesday and the nurses are expected to vote to ratify the contract in the next month, Kaiser and CNA officials said."

Prior article, and background information....

The Daily Journal (San Mateo County), Michelle Durand, 1/17/15.  "Kaiser nurses planning strike."
Kaiser, Medical Center Hospital,
1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco

Kaiser, Medical Offices Building,
395 Hickey Blvd, Daly City
....  "Nurses and nurse practitioners at the Daly City, Redwood City and South San Francisco hospitals and clinics are among those walking out Jan. 21 and 22. In total, 86 facilities in the state will be affected.  In an announcement of the pending strike, the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United said Kaiser is making record profits while cutting hospital services, restricting patient admissions and discharging others too early.

 ....  The nurses say the cuts came at the same time Kaiser saw $3.1 billion in profits during the first three quarters of 2014. ....  The walkout comes on the heels of a week-long strike by Kaiser’s 2,600 mental health workers in California and two months after nurses held a similar strike over reported patient care and Ebola preparedness. 

....  The upcoming strike begins 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 and ends 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23. The affected Kaiser facilities include the Daly City medical offices at 395 Hickey Blvd., the Redwood City medical center at 1150 Veterans Blvd. and the South San Francisco hospital at 1200 El Camino Real."   Read more.

Photograph of  Kaiser Permanente:  Medical Offices, 395 Hickey Blvd, Daly, CA from Polytech Associates, Inc., (building interior architect for the building). South San Francisco Medical Center Hospital from Kaiser Northern California Physician Careers.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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