Press Release

Alta Bates Summit nurses give notice they plan to strike, starting Dec. 24

Group of nurses outside hold signs "Sutter RNs on Strike"

Nurses at Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC) gave notice to their employer yesterday that they will hold a strike, starting Dec. 24 at 7 a.m. to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ concerns about working conditions, continuing education, and benefits, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU).

This 10-day notice of their strike follows a vote on Dec. 12, 97 percent in favor of a strike. Nurses always give at least 10 days of advance notice to the hospital to allow for alternative plans to be made for patient care.

ABSMC nurses at the Berkeley and Oakland campuses have been in negotiations since June 2021 for a new contract.

  • Who: Registered nurses at ABSMC Berkeley and Oakland campuses
  • What: RN strike for a fair contract
  • When: Begins Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 a.m. and ends Jan. 2 at 6:59 a.m.
  • Where: Berkeley campuses:  2450 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
                                                       2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley
  •             Oakland campus:        350 Hawthorne Ave, Oakland

California Nurses Association represents 1,800 nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the nation with 100,000 members in more than 200 facilities throughout California and nearly 225,000 RNs nationwide.