Bay City News
Nurses represented by the California Nurses Association today started a Christmas Eve strike at nine Bay Area hospitals over contract disputes.
The one-day strike stems from disputes with Sutter Health and HCA Healthcare over issues including health benefits, sick pay and staffing levels.
An unknown number of nurses are participating in the strike at hospitals owned by Sutter Health, including:
- three Alta Bates Summit Medical Center facilities in Berkeley and Oakland
- Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and its affiliate San Leandro Hospital
- Sutter Solano Medical Center in Vallejo
- Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch.
The hospitals together employ about 5,000 nurses who are represented by the National Nurses Union, formerly known as the California Nurses Association.
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