The patient passed away early Saturday morning following a medical error by a replacement nurse.
Some of the nurses who took part in a one-day strike at hospitals in Northern and Central California are not being allowed by hospital management to resume work immediately.
Nurses are picketing outside dozens of Northern and Central California hospitals as part of a one-day strike over benefit cuts and other concessions sought by hospital management.
Registered nurses have planned a one-day strike on Thursday at 34 hospitals in Northern and Central California, with replacement nurses set to pick up the slack.
Thousands of nurses plan to walk off the job Thursday in what’s being called the nation’s largest nurse strike ever.
The union for registered nurses at five University of California campuses says a tentative contract agreement has been reached that would offer better pay and workplace safety measures.
The hospital operated at near normal capacity during the walkout, relying on non-union Children’s Hospital nurses and about 125 replacement nurses.
Registered nurses working without a contract for eight months at Children’s Hospital Oakland walked off the job Thursday to protest a proposed increase in their healthcare contributions.
The biggest sticking point in the lengthy contract battle is the nurses’ own health care plans.
The stalemate comes after more than 12 months of failure to reach a contract.