12,000 California nurses ready to strike

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More than 12,000 nurses in California are set to hold a one-day walkout Thursday, taking part in what could be the largest registered nursing strike in the country’s history.

The nurses plan to walk off their jobs at five University of California hospitals – San Francisco, Davis, Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego – and three hospitals in Los Angeles County. Nurses from the same union in Minnesota are also planning to strike that day, bringing the number of striking nurses nationwide to more than 24,000.

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