Officials say registered nurses at eight California hospitals are set to strike over staffing and other issues as contract negotiations continue.
The union that represents about 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses in Northern and Central California has reached a tentative contract with the medical provider and canceled a two-day strike planned for next week at 86 hospitals and clinics.
The union that represents nurses who work at Sutter hospitals in the San Francisco Bay area says thousands of nurses will be walking off the job for one day later this month.
Authorities were investigating the death of a patient who was given a “non-prescribed dosage” of a medical drug by a replacement hired when thousands of nurses went on strike across California, an Oakland police spokeswoman said Sunday.
Hundreds of nurses are now walking the picket line in a one-day strike that will take at least two thousands Sacramento-region nurses off duty.