Nurses Association calls for more Ebola protection for healthcare workers

Local nurses want hospitals to do more when it comes to protecting healthcare workers from the deadly Ebola virus.

Local nurses want hospitals to do more when it comes to protecting healthcare workers from the deadly Ebola virus.

The California Nurses Association displayed pictures of protective suits and other safety equipment needed to treat Ebola patients.

Union leaders call it a "life or death" issue. They revealed plans in Oakland on Thursday for a National Day of Action on November 12.

That will include strikes in at least 13 states, including California and Washington, D.C.



"Whatever it is, the nurses have been there. Now they're being asked to put themselves in harm's way. They're being asked to be the front lines for healthcare in America, which is a role they love, unprotected and unguarded," California Nurses Association's RoseAnn DeMoro said.

One union leader accused hospitals and federal officials of not doing enough to protect America from Ebola.

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