December 27, 2012 – Some unionized San Francisco Bay Area nurses received an unwanted vacation following a one-day Christmas Eve strike, as three of the nine affected hospitals retained replacement nurses for five days to honor contracts with temporary staffing firms. The unionized nurses, members of the California Nurses Association, were protesting proposed cuts to pay and benefits, including vacation days and health insurance. The earliest the CNA members could return to the three hospitals is Saturday. The union describes the action as a retaliatory lockout.
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