Nurse union strike threat doesn't include Reno hospital

Reno Gazette Journal, October 20, 2009 A nurses union strike threat over swine flu vaccinations in California won’t disrupt operations at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, officials said. Nurses at the Reno hospital plan to have informational pickets on October 30, when California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson said that up to 16,000 registered nurses would strike at 34 hospitals across California if federal swine flu recommendations aren’t written into their contracts. He accused the hospitals of poor swine flu preparedness. ... Nurse