Posts made in April, 2012

CNA Calls Third Strike Against Mills-Peninsula and Several Other Sutter Health Hospitals

The California Nurses Association (CNA) has called its third strike in less than a year against Mills-Peninsula and several other Sutter Health hospitals on Tuesday, May 1.

Both Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and Mills Health Center will remain open and provide full medical services, including emergency care, throughout the strike.

The union called a one-day strike, but because our contract with the replacement staffing company requires a five-day minimum, striking nurses will return to work on Sunday, May 6.

In today’s uncertain economy and increasingly challenging health care environment, we need to do our part to help hold the line on rising health care costs.

Our proposals seek to balance the need for a competitive compensation package with the imperative to be more affordable to our patients. This means that wage increases and benefits, while competitive, can’t be as high as in the past.

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