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Petaluma hospital nurses set strike for Wednesday
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Nurses at Petaluma Valley Hospital are poised to strike Wednesday over changes to on-call scheduling and pay they say could lead to unsafe conditions for surgical nursing staff and their patients.

The California Nurses Association, which represents about 140 nurses at the hospital, said the changes include a 40 percent cut in “stand-by” pay, much longer on-call shifts and mandatory scheduling. These shifts were previously scheduled by the nurses themselves on a volunteer basis, the union said.