California Nurses Strike Over Benefits, Staffing

Associated Press, December 23, 2011 Nurses in California went on strike Thursday - some for the second time in three months - in the latest dispute between nurses and hospital management over health care costs, staffing levels and sick leave. The California Nurses Association - the union behind the one-day walkout - expected 6,000 nurses at nine hospitals in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas to participate, although a hospital official said a "significant number" of nurses had crossed the picket lines. ... California

California Strike Video

Associated Press, December 22, 2011 Thousands of unionized nurses at California hospitals staged a one-day strike on Thursday to protest proposed changes to benefits and work conditions. ... California