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Kaiser workers plan 1-day strike Tuesday
San Francisco Chronicle

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers are expected to walk off the job Tuesday over contract disputes involving the health maintenance organization’s mental health and optical employees. Their union, the National Union of Healthcare Workers, expects the one-day strike to be one of the largest in the HMO’s history. It would involve not just the 4,000 members involved in negotiations, but also two unions that have agreed to strike in sympathy and bring the total to more than 22,000 employees.