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$8000 A Week Scabs At Sutter Alta Bates Hospital As CNA NNU Nurses & Techs Strike For 9th
For two years, Sutter CNA NNU nurses at many facilities in the East Bay have been fighting against concessions. On May 17, 2013 they launched their 9th strike and $8,000 a week scabs were brought into replace the workers.
$8000 A Week Scabs At Sutter Alta Bates Hospital As CNA NNU Nurses & Techs Strike For 9th Time
After two years and 9 strikes the bosses at Sutter Healthcare continue to demand major concessions from the CNA nurses. On May 17, 2013 nurses and techs struck again against the concession demands of management at Sutter Alta Bates, Summit and other hospitals. Sutter bosses are also spending millions on police and paying the replacement scabs more than $8,000 a week. At the same time the SEIU UHW leader Dave Regan continues to order his SEIU members at the Sutter hospitals being struck to cross the union picket lines. There is growing anger among the nurses about the attacks they face and the war against their union. The 9th strike started on May 17, 2013 and will go on for 7 days.
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CNA NNU Sutter Alta Bates workers are growing angry about the union busting approach.
A Kaiser Nurse rep spoke at the Sutter strike rally and said Kaiser nurses are also facing a struggle next year and what happens at Sutter will affect their conditions and benefits.