Registered Nurses at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville to take part in two-day strike


Health and safety in the workplace and chronic understaffing have been cited as reasons

ROSEVILLE, CA – In a historic year that saw nurses on strike, more than 21,000 registered nurses at 21 Kaiser Permanente facilities will hold a two-day strike on Monday, November 21, and Tuesday, November 22, to protest the management’s decision. Declared their refusal to address their persistent concerns about health and safety in the workplace and chronic under-employment California Nurses Association/National Nurses Association (CNA / NNU).

The nurses, who work at 21 Kaiser facilities in Northern California, notified their employer on November 10 that they would be striking, making this one of the largest private sector nurse strikes in US history. Include locally affected sites Roseville and Sacramento.

The strike is close to a unanimous vote

The 10-day notice of the strike follows a nearly unanimous vote on the strike earlier this month. Nurses always provide at least 10 days of advance notice to the hospital to allow for alternative patient care plans to be developed. On September 1, nurses at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center joined fellow nurses in Northern California in organizing informational sit-ins for a total of more than 22,000 nurses. The nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center will be on strike for two days on November 21 and 22.

Kaiser registered nurses and nurse practitioners are negotiating a new contract with little or no action on key issues. Northern California nurses have been negotiating since June 2022. National Nurses and Staff Nurses are urging the administration to invest in nursing staff and agree to a contract that states:

● Minimum staffing guidelines that ensure safe patient care.
● Increase recruitment and training to end chronic staff shortages.
● Job protection against Kaiser plans for subcontracting and outsourcing

“a chronic understaffing”

“We always want to give our patients the best care, but Kaiser is refusing to provide the resources we need to do our jobs safely,” said CNA chief Cathy Kennedy, a royal nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Center. “We have a chronic understaffing, which means patients are waiting longer to get care. This is unacceptable and unreasonable when Kaiser made more than $14 billion during the first two years of the pandemic.”

2 day strike

Who: 21,000 nurses at 21 Kaiser Northern California facilities
What: Kaiser nurses stage two-day strike for patient safety
When: Monday, November 21, 7 a.m. to Wednesday, November 23, 6:59 a.m., daily sit-ins from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Locations below

“Nurses are missing breaks and lunches every day because of the lack of staff,” said Diane McClure, nurses in the post-anesthesia care unit at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. “We need the rest periods provided by law so that we can rest and can provide the highest level of care.”

“Without enough nurses in both inpatient and outpatient settings, patients are left for hours in the emergency room or receive insufficient and inappropriate access to outpatient care,” said Michelle Foo, RN in the adult primary care unit at Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center. “Our patients deserve better than a company that has generated more than $24 billion over the past five years.”

Monday, November 21, 7 a.m. to Wednesday, November 23, 6:59 a.m. The sit-in takes place daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

strike sites

Roseville Medical Center1600 Eureka Rd., Roseville, CA 95661

Sacramento Medical Center, 2025 Morse Ave. , Sacramento, CA 95825

South Sacramento Medical Center, 6600 Bruceville Rd., Sacramento, CA 95823

Antioch Medical Center, 4501 Sand Creek Rd, Antioch, CA 94531

Fremont Medical Center, 39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538

Fresno Medical Center, 7300 Fresno Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720

Manteca Medical Center, 1777 West Yosemite Street, Manteca, CA 95337

Modesto Medical Center, 4601 Dell Road, Modesto, CA 95356

Oakland Medical Center, 3600 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611

Redwood City Medical Center, 1100 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063

Richmond Medical Center, 901 Nevin Street, Richmond, CA 94801

San Francisco Medical Center, 2425 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94115

San Jose Medical Center, 250 Pkwy Hospitals, San Jose, CA 95119

San Leandro Medical Center, 2500 Merced Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

San Rafael Medical Center, 99 Monticello Road, San Rafael, CA 94903

Santa Clara Medical Center, 700 Lawrence Expy. , Santa Clara, CA 95051

Santa Rosa Medical Center, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

South San Francisco Medical Center, 1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Vacaville Medical Center, 1 Quality Dr., Vacaville, CA 95688

Vallejo Medical Center, 975 Sereno Dr. Vallejo, CA 94589

Walnut Creek Medical Center, 1425 S. Street. Main, Alnut Creek, CA 94596

The California Nurses Association represents more than 22,000 nurses at 22 Kaiser facilities.

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