5,000 Bay Area nurses to strike over wages

November 19, 2012 8:28:21 PM PST
Some 5,000 registered nurses at ten Bay Area hospitals will go on strike starting Tuesday. It's the latest walkout in the ongoing dispute over wages, benefits, and service cutbacks.

Union officials say the nurses will stage a two-day strike at eight Sutter Health hospitals in the East and North Bay, and a one-day strike at two San Jose facilities affiliated with Hospital Corporation of America.

Registered nurses at 10 Bay Area hospitals will strike on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. It will be a two-day strike, Nov. 20 and 21 for 3,300 RNs and several hundred respiratory, X-ray and other technicians who work at eight Sutter corporation hospitals.

List of locations:

  • Novato Community Hospital, 180 Rowland Way, Novato
  • Alta Bates Summit, 2450 Ashby, Berkeley
  • Alta Bates Herrick Campus, 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley
  • Eden Medical Center, 20103 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley
  • Sutter Delta, Antioch, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch
  • Sutter Solano, Vallejo, 300 Hospital Drive, Vallejo
  • Alta Bates Summit, Oakland, 350 Hawthorne, Oakland
  • San Leandro Hospital, 13855 E. 14th Street, San Leandro

Another 1,500 RNs will be on strike for one-day, Nov. 20, at:

  • Regional Medical Center, 225 North Jackson Ave., San Jose
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose