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Long Beach mental care workers plan strike, saying facility is unsafe
Los Angeles Times

Healthcare union workers at a Long Beach mental health facility are scheduled to hold an “unfair labor strike” Wednesday afternoon in response to what they say are unsafe working conditions.

The five-day strike is expected to end Monday, according to the United Healthcare Workers West.

Union workers say lax safety measures at La Casa Mental Rehabilitation Center have contributed to patients escaping regularly and commiting violent attacks against employees and other patients.