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Kaiser Permanente nurses stage one-day walkout over working conditions
Los Angeles Times

For the second time in two months, Kaiser Permanente nurses have walked off the job at the HMO’s Los Angeles headquarters to protest working conditions they say compromise patient safety.

About 1,100 nurses are staging the one-day action Wednesday outside Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center on Sunset Boulevard to protest staffing ratios they call inadequate.

“We’re the people with the hands-on contact with patients, who actually know what they require,” said veteran nurse Lise Geller. “We want to deliver something much better than average care.”