Nurses union to strike

30 Oct, 2014

Oakland, Calif.-based National Nurses United and its affiliate, the California Nurses Association (CNA), say nurses will walk off the job on Nov. 12 at 66 of the non-profit Kaiser Permanente managed healthcare provider’s facilities in California, and Providence Hospital in D.C. National Nurses executive director:

Nurses, who have been willing to stand by the patients whether it’s the flu, whether it’s Ebola, whether it’s cancer, now they’re being asked to put themselves in harm’s way unprotected, unguarded

They will also hold bake sales the same day to raise money for hazmat protection, as they say nurses have been at risk since Duncan developed the virus. Kaiser Permanente says that it is well prepared for Ebola, and says that the walkout by approximately 18,000 nurses comes during negotiations over a labor contract. The most recent contract expired a week ago. Spokeswoman:

The claims CNA is making about Kaiser Permanente’s Ebola preparedness, in an attempt to justify a strike, are simply untrue

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