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Kaiser Permanente nurses are preparing to strike over wages and staffing

Kaiser Permanente nurses are preparing to strike over wages and staffing

About 1,300 nurses at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center are set to begin a four-day strike Thursday.

The nurses, members of the California Nurses Assn. and National Nurses United, are seeking a contract to improve staffing levels, wages and patient care.

The nurses contend that inadequate staffing levels at the hospital harm patient care and don’t allow for proper rest and meal breaks.

Kaiser issued a statement saying: “This strike is not about quality or adequate staffing levels. The quality of care our teams at LAMC provide has never been higher.” 

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