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Striking healthcare workers walk a picket line outside Kaiser Permanente hospital in Oakland, January 31, 2012. (CBS)

Kaiser Permanente Workers Launch 1-Day Strike

Workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities throughout California have gone on strike over contract disputes involving Kaiser’s mental health and optical employees.

01/31/2012

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Northern California Kaiser Workers To Strike Tuesday

Kaiser Permanente workers throughout Northern California said Monday that they will stage a one-day strike on Tuesday in a dispute over a new contract for mental health and optical employees.

01/30/2012

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Nurses Locked Out After Strike At 8 Bay Area Hospitals

Thousands of nurses walked out on Thursday and will not be allowed to return until Saturday.

12/23/2011

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Nurses Strike At Bay Area Sutter Health Hospitals

Some 4,000 nurses went on strike at 7 a.m. Thursday—and planned to strike a full 24 hours—to protest concessions management is seeking in five contracts, according to the California Nurses Association.

12/22/2011

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Nurses To Strike Thursday At 8 Bay Area Sutter Hospitals

About 4,000 registered nurses plan to stage a one-day strike at eight Bay Area hospitals on Thursday to protest concessions that Sutter Health management is seeking.

12/21/2011

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Patient Attacks Nurse At Alta Bates Medical Center In Oakland

A female nurse was attacked by a patient Friday at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland.

11/06/2011

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Nurses’ Unions File Federal Complaint Against Sutter Health

Two nurses’ unions filed federal charges against Sutter Health on Tuesday on behalf of nurses who participated in a one-day strike in September, a California Nurses Association spokesman said Wednesday.

10/05/2011

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Nurse Salaries Under Microscope Amid Labor Battle

The public has gotten a snapshot of the pay of executives at Sutter Health and its hospital nurses in the midst of a California labor dispute.

10/05/2011

San Francisco City Hall

Phil Matier: Overtime Costs Soar For Some SF City Employees

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the year-end tally of city labor costs including some astronomical overtime figures being doled out.

10/03/2011

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Oakland Patient Death Looms Over Return Of Locked-Out Nurses

Nurses locked out of five Sutter Health hospitals after a 24-hour strike returned to work Tuesday amid an investigation over a patient death at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland.

09/27/2011

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