Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital nurses to hold one-day strike and rally for a fair contract tomorrow
Nurses at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital in Marina del Rey, Calif., will hold a one-day strike tomorrow and rally to protest the administration’s refusal to address nurse recruitment and retention issues impacting patient care during contract negotiations, announced California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU). This notice follows a strike authorization vote in August and the required advance notice to the hospital about the strike.
Marina del Rey nurses have been in negotiations since February 2023 for a new contract with little to no movement on key issues. The RNs urge management to invest in nursing staff and agree to a contract that provides better workplace violence protections and solutions to the turnover crisis at the facility.
Who: Registered nurses at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital
What: One-day strike for a fair contract
When: Wednesday, Sept. 6. — Rally at 11 a.m.; picketing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; strike begins on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 7 a.m. and ends on Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:59 a.m.
Where: Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, 4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey
“Cedars-Sinai management is driving nurses away from our hospital faster than they can hire them,” said Sophia Sabido, an RN in emergency room case management. “We’re striking because enough is enough. It’s time management gets serious about the conditions driving nurses away from our facility. A fair contract that implements nurses’ solutions to these problems is the best way to do that.”
“Nurses know what our facility needs to succeed for our patients. We’re the ones taking care of them, and we’re their advocates at the bedside and on the strike line,” said Matt Booe, RN in the emergency room. “Management doesn’t seem eager to listen to us at the bargaining table, so we’ll make sure they hear us while we’re on strike.”
CNA/NNU represents more than 300 nurses at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.
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.