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Solidarity with Kaiser engineers

Roseville, Calif.- Kaiser nurses will hold a 24-hour sympathy strike in solidarity with IUOE Stationary Engineers, Local 39 from 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 to 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, the California Nurses Association (CNA) announced today.

“An injury to one of us is an injury to all of us, so nurses will be standing in solidarity with our engineer colleagues as they go on strike this month,” said CNA President Cathy Kennedy, a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville, Calif. “It’s so important for working people to stand together, and we hope that with the nurses by their side, Kaiser engineers will win meaningful change for working people, and for safe patient care conditions.”

“An injury to one of us is an injury to all of us…”

Cathy Kennedy, Roseville Registered Nurse

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Kaiser Permanente has made $13 billion in profits.

However, rather than spend that money on increasing core staffing, Kaiser has proposed to float engineers among facilities. This model would institutionalize the staffing shortages that have already hurt patients and workers. Rather than accept this takeaway, engineers have been on strike for nearly two months.

“Nurses know the devastating impact that short staffing has on our community’s health and well-being,” said Kennedy. “We also know that in order to provide the safe patient care our communities need and deserve, we must be able to count on our coworkers and they must be able to count on us. So we are standing with the Kaiser engineers in their righteous fight for a safe and just workplace.”

CNA registered nurses will be holding sympathy strikes at locations including:

Roseville Medical Center, 1600 Eureka Road, Roseville, Calif. 95661
Antioch Medical Center, 4501 Sand Creek Rd, Antioch, CA 94531
Fremont Medical Center, 39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538
Fresno Medical Center, 7300 N Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93720
Manteca Medical Center, 1777 W. Yosemite Avenue, Manteca, CA 95337
Modesto Medical Center, 4601 Dale 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 Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801
Sacramento Medical Center, 2025 Morse Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825
San Francisco Medical Center, 2425 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115
San Leandro Medical Center, 2500 Merced Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
San Rafael Medical Center, 99 Montecillo 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
San Jose Medical Center, 250 Hospital Parkway, San Jose, CA 95119
South San Francisco Medical Center, 1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080
South Sacramento Medical Center, 6600 Bruceville Road, Sacramento, CA 95823
Vacaville Medical Center, 1 Quality Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688
Vallejo Medical Center, 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
Walnut Creek Medical Center, 1425 S Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the nation with 100,000 members in more than 200 facilities throughout California and more than 175,000 RNs nationwide.

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