75,000 union health care workers at Kaiser Permanente go on strike
More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente employees walked off the job on Wednesday in what their union representatives say is the largest strike of health care workers in U.S. history.
A coalition of labor unions representing the workers notified the company last month that it planned to carry out a three-day strike starting Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. PT if a new contract was not reached in time. The previous contract expired Saturday.
The strike will impact hundreds of hospitals spanning several states, with picket lines in California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C....