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Unions for 32,000 Kaiser Health Workers Plan West Coast Strike

Nov. 5, 2021, 1:09 AM

Unions representing 32,000 nurses, physician assistants and other workers in California’s giant Kaiser Permanente health system said they plan to go on strike beginning Nov. 15, adding another major work stoppage in a resurgent labor movement sweeping the U.S.

The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals, the biggest group in the strike, is seeking better pay and solutions to staffing shortages, among other issues, according to a statement Thursday. The strike would stop work at 366 hospitals and other facilities in Southern California, plus clinics and medical office buildings. The United Steelworkers Local 7600 and the Oregon ...