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Big Bay Area Hospital Strikes: Who Will Be Affected and Why

May 17, 2013 | 11:23 am

Big Bay Area Hospital Strikes: Who Will Be Affected and Why

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It’s not a great time to get sick in the Bay Area. Workers are planning a strike at University of California San Francisco and the four other UC medical centers up and down the state Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22. Meanwhile, nurses in the East Bay are staging a separate strike at Sutter […]

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Are Hospital Patients at Greater Risk During a Nurses’ Strike?

September 28, 2011 | 12:40 pm

Are Hospital Patients at Greater Risk During a Nurses’ Strike?

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Last Saturday, Judith Ming, a 66-year-old patient at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, died due to an error committed by a replacement nurse. The nurse was on duty because the hospital, which had five-day contracts with substitutes for regular nurses on a one-day strike, locked out the regulars for an additional four days. Yesterday, both […]

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