Posted: Dec 24, 2012 10:48 PM by CJ, The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of nurses at nine San Francisco Bay area hospitals walked off the job in one-day strike Monday- a day a hospital spokeswoman describes as a time when "only the sickest of the sick are in the hospital."
Hospital officials and representatives with the California Nurses Association say registered nurses and technicians at seven hospitals operated by Sutter Health and at two San Jose hospitals affiliated with the Hospital Corporation of America went on strike at 7 a.m. Monday.
The strike - the eighth by the union since September 2011- comes as both sides remain at odds in a lingering dispute over healthcare, benefits and staffing issues.
Hospital officials say services have not been disrupted because they've brought in replacement nurses.
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