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Nurses strike gets under way at Children’s Hospital Oakland
The Mercury News

About 100 nurses picketed Tuesday morning outside Children’s Hospital Oakland in the opening salvo of a strike planned to last three days and involve nearly 800 union members. The hospital remained mostly operational, with 125 contract nurses brought in to work 12-hour shifts. A handful of elective surgeries were postponed, but otherwise patient services were at “near normal” levels, hospital Chief Nursing Officer Nancy Shibata said.