MNA Daily NewsScan, October 31, 2012 – 3,200 California RNs Prepare to Strike

31 Oct

LABOR

Labor and community groups are gearing up to defeat a measure on the California ballot in November aimed at undermining the ability of unions to financially support election campaigns.

State and national labor unions are cranking up the fundraising in an attempt to kill a proposed change to the Illinois Constitution.

In California, up to 3,200 registered nurses will go on strike beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday. at three Alta Bates Summit Medical Center facilities in Oakland and Berkeley, Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, San Leandro Hospital, Sutter Delta in Antioch, and Sutter Solano in Vallejo.

NOTES ON NURSING

Study: State-Mandated Nurse Staffing Levels alleviate workloads, lead to lower patient mortality and higher nurse satisfaction.

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