1-day strike for nurses at Bay Area hospitals

Victoria Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, June 12, 2012 As many as 4,400 registered nurses at nine Bay Area hospitals operated by Sutter Health are set to walk off their jobs Wednesday as part of an ongoing labor dispute with the large Sacramento hospital chain. This will be the fourth strike since September organized by the California Nurses Association, which has its headquarters in Oakland. The union and Sutter Health's management have been negotiating for more than a year. Labor leaders say sticking points include sick pay and reductions in employee benefits. Union officials said respiratory, X-ray and other technicians will join the striking nurses at the Sutter medical centers. ... 1-day