The nurses held red and yellow “strike for health and safety” picket signs and are said to be in the middle of contract negotiations. The two day strike is expected to severely affect at least 21 Kaiser Hospitals and 35 clinics and will end at 7 A.M. Thursday.
Nursing Union officials said that Nurses have gone on a strike to protest an erosion of patient-care standards in Kaiser Facilities for months. The company has also failed to adopt optimal safeguards for Ebola.
RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association, the union representing the striking nurses said, “The nurses are telling story upon story of the lack of safety for patients, the lack of concern for patients. This isn’t about money. This is about something far deeper.”
Kaiser said calling a strike now, “just as we are entering flu season, and when the nation and our members are concerned about the risk of Ebola, seems particularly irresponsible.”