Nurses at Three HCA Hospitals in California Plan 5-Day Strike

Nurses at HCA-owned West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Los Angeles, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Riverside (Calif.) Community Hospital announced plans for a five-day strike beginning on Dec. 23, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.

Roughly 1,600 nurses, part of SEIU Local 121RN, will take to picket lines unless a contract agreement is reached. Federally mediated negotiations ended over the weekend, according to the report.

According to a news release by the union, nurse-to-patient staffing ratios is one area of the contract where the two sides were unable to agree.

The hospitals plan to bring in temporary workers to remain in operation during the strike.

Read more coverage on nursing strikes:

- Strike at HCA Hospitals in California on Hold

Nurses at California's Watsonville Community Hospital Strike

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