Kaiser nurses vote this week

Howard Dicus, Pacific Business News (Honolulu), December 12, 2005

Nearly 1,000 nurses vote this week on a new contract with Kaiser Hawaii that holds 23 percent raises over three years.

Nurses settled Friday after Kaiser agreed to stronger language on staff levels. There is a national nursing shortage and it has led to nurses being assigned such extensive overtime, including double shifts, that some have burned out and left the profession, worsening the shortage. ... Kaiser