More On

Thousands of UC hospital employees continue strike

Workers at five medical centers say staffing shortages are jeopardizing patient care

Thousands of employees walked off the job at five University of California (UC) medical centers on Tuesday, kicking off a planned two-day strike that aims to highlight purported staffing shortages at UC hospitals.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents almost 13,000 respiratory therapists, radiology technologists and vocational nurses, say that the strike was motivated by concerns over patient care. According to the striking workers, low staffing levels prevent them from devoting adequate time to all of their patients.

Alanna Byrne

Bio and more articles

Join the Conversation

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.