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Kaiser, nurses union brace for contract battle




Members of the California Nurses Association rallied in Sacramento in May to raise awareness around what they say are patient care concerns in California hospitals.
Members of the California Nurses Association rallied in Sacramento in May to raise awareness around what they say are patient care concerns in California hospitals.
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California's powerful nurses' union is gearing up for a fight with Kaiser Permanente, the largest hospital system in the state.

Bargaining for a new contract at Northern California hospitals begins next week. A lot has changed politically and economically since the last contract was negotiated four years ago. The California Report's April Dembosky has the story.