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The California Nurses Association, currently in heated negotiations with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, sponsored a two-day strike ( November 11 and 12, 2014) to “stop eroding patient care conditions & provide better  #Ebola safeguards” (per CNA’s Facebook page). For its part, Kaiser issued a press release stating, “[t]o the public, the union is claiming this strike is about Ebola. But the fact is Kaiser Permanente teams have been working on preparations for Ebola non-stop. We are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of each nurse, physician and staff member who may be called upon to provide compassionate, high-quality care for a patient with the Ebola virus.” While we cannot know with certainty whether the strike is truly about Ebola preparedness as CNA claims or if it is a negotiating ploy by CNA as Kaiser claims, the strike continues and will undoubtedly affect patient care at Kaiser facilities.


Union Improperly Used Strikes and Grievances to Obtain Disputed Work, Says Appeals Court

November 2, 2017 | National Labor Relations Board, Labor and Employment


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