Press Release

Alta Bates Summit nurses to hold strike in Oakland and Berkeley

Many folks gathered holding signs "Sutter RNs on strike"

Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC) in Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., will hold a strike from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2 to protest the administration’s refusal to address RNs’ deep concerns about working conditions, continuing education, and benefits, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU).

On Dec. 12, nurses voted in favor to authorize a strike. Nurses always give at least 10 days of advance notice for a strike, and ABSMC nurses gave management notice of their strike on Dec. 13 to allow for alternative plans to be made for patient care.

ABSMC nurses have been in negotiations for a new contract since June 2021.

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

CNA/NNU represents 1,800 nurses at ABSMC.

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.