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Nurse walkout set at Children’s Hospital Oakland
San Francisco Chronicle

More than 700 registered nurses at Children’s Hospital Oakland are set to walk off their jobs for three days starting today over a dispute in negotiations for a new contract.

The major sticking point is the health care benefit, with nurses arguing that hospital management is forcing them to pay more for their coverage.

“Generations of nurses worked hard to win the standards we have today, especially here at Children’s Hospital,” said emergency room nurse Anna Smith, one of the negotiators, in a statement.