Staffing Ratios, Retiree Benefits Sticking Issues as California Nurses Strike Sutter Health

Source: Eileen Prendiville and Mischa Gaus, Labor Notes, #344, November 2007

Leading a strike that one hospital administrator said cost her $1 million a day, 5,000 registered nurses at 10 Northern California hospitals in the Sutter Health chain walked off their jobs for two days in mid-October. Five facilities locked out striking nurses for an additional one to three days when the strike, the largest among nurses in a decade, was over.

Leave a Reply