November 01, 2018

Nurses Strike Authorized at Los Angeles County Hospitals

The union representing emergency room nurses and nurse practitioners at Los Angeles County hospitals issued a 10-day strike authorization on November 13, 2018. Service Employees International Union Local 721 alleges that low pay at LA County hospitals is causing an understaffing crisis in emergency rooms and intensive care units. According to the union, over 1,000 budgeted nursing positions are currently unfilled, and the union union cites the unfilled positions as evidence that the current wages for nurses are insufficient to attract and retain a well-trained workforce.