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Health Workers Strike at Area Kaiser Facilities

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, September 22, 2011

(Sound of honking car horn and cheering)              

At a Sacramento Kaiser Facility on Morse Avenue, Salonje McKinley joined some 50 protesters on the picket line.

The registered nurse with the California Nurses Association said they were there to support optical and behavioral health workers who are in contract negotiations. 

MCKINLEY  "We as nurses advocate for affordable guaranteed health care for everyone and everyone should also have secured retirement, that each and every one of us should have retirement with dignity."

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento said most of the facilities in the area were fully operational.

They said they had other nurses and contingency workers to replace the striking nurses, and made 'accommodations' for the striking optical and behavioral health workers.

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