Santa Monica RNs Postpone One-Day Strike, Accept Offer for Mediation to Resume Contract Talks

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, June 12, 2012 Registered nurses at Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica have postponed a strike that had been called for tomorrow, June 13 following an offer from former California State Senator Sheila Kuehl to mediate the nurses’ dispute with Saint John’s management. Hospital executives have also called off plans to lockout RNs following a one-day strike. In a letter to the RNs and hospital executives, Kuehl, who is also the founding director of the Public Policy Institute at Santa Monica College, called on both parties to “strive for a solution prior to a strike/lockout.” ... Santa