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Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital Unlawfully Locks out its Nurses

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For Immediate Release
June 10, 2010

Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital Unlawfully Locks out its Nurses

12,000 California RNs Continue to Push for Safe Staffing Around the State Today

Little Company of Mary San Pedro Hospital has unlawfully locked out is registered nurses for five days Thursday morning, despite the fact that its union, the California Nurses Association rescinded its one-day strike notice on Wednesday. The center of the dispute is safe nurse-to-patient staffing, which is critical to both patient safety and retention of experienced RNs and recruitment of new nurses. 
 
Hospital officials refused to extend the contract, and instead erected metal barricades late Wednesday to block its nurses from coming to work their scheduled day shift on Thursday.

Little Company of Mary, 1300 West 7th St., San Pedro, 1:30 p.m.

12,000 RNs from the University of California Medical Center and three other Southern California hospitals, including the San Pedro facility, had called for a one-day strike on June 10 as a last resort following the refusal of hospital officials to improve staffing conditions despite months of contract talks. 

The University of California medical centers RNs blasted university administration for attacking the right of nurses to strike to correct on-going staffing problems at UC by obtaining a court restraining order barring a walkout planned for today, and said they will continue to take whatever steps necessary to resolve the serious staffing problems at the hospitals. The RNs at the non-UC facilities which include the San Pedro Hospital, also represented by the California Nurses Association, rescinded their strike notices as well

What
Nurse Speak out for Safe Staffing

When
Thursday, June 10, 7:30 a.m. and 12 noon

Where
UC Medical Centers

  • UC Los Angeles-Westwood, 757 Westwood Plaza
  • UC San Francisco-Parnassus, 505 Parnassus Ave.
  • UC San Diego-Hillcrest, 200 West Arbor Dr.
  • UC Davis, 2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento
  • UC Irvine, 101 The City Drive South, Orange
  • UC Santa Monica 1225 15th Street, Santa Monica

Noon only  @ Student Health Centers

  • UC Berkeley, 2222 Bancroft Way
  • UC Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street
  • UC Riverside, Campus Health Center
  • UC Santa Barbara, Student Health Service

Other Hospital Protests

  • Citrus Valley, 210 West San Bernardino Road, Covina, 3 p.m.
  • Little Company of Mary, 1300 West 7th St., San Pedro, 1:30 p.m.
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