Nurses to strike some Sutter affiliates in California
San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 2008
Union-represented registered nurses will strike at Sutter Health-affiliated hospitals in Northern California for 10 days beginning March 21, according to the California Nurses Association. The latest strike will mark the third strike at Sutter facilities in less than six months. The union said the strike is intended to call attention to "serious problems with patient care," and a "pattern of patient safety risks caused by Sutter's refusal to schedule RNs to care for patients when nurses are on legally mandated meal or rest breaks."