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Nurses strike at nine Bay Area hospitals
Inside Bay Area

Accusations and bad will registered nearly as loud as the chants outside nine Bay Area hospitals during a 24-hour walkout Thursday morning. The one-day strike started at 7 a.m. by nurses angry at concessions proposed by the Sutter Health Network during contract negotiations. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, two dozen registered nurses gathered on the chilly Thursday morning. “Patient safety is our goal” they chanted outside the facility’s entrance at Webster and Hawthorne streets.