May 7, 2015
Thousands of nurses went on strike Apr. 30 and May 1 at three Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California, demanding an end to chronic staff shortages.
“There are patients that are very sick… in emergency rooms who are waiting for beds because of short staffing," said Tessie Costales, a longtime ICU nurse at Kaiser L.A. Medical Center. The California Nurses Association helped organize the strike, although it does not represent registered nurses at L.A. Medical Center. Read more