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A strike by 18,000 nurses at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern and Central California has disrupted scheduled surgeries, causing a domino effect for patients.
A strike by 18,000 nurses at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern and Central California has disrupted scheduled surgeries, causing a domino effect for patients. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Strike is not time to party

Re “Kaiser nurses begin two-day strike at Sacramento, Roseville hospitals” (Our Region, Nov. 12): Do the Kaiser nurses really believe their striking is going to be taken seriously? When I went to Kaiser for my appointment, I observed the strikers and I could not believe the way they were acting. It was a party atmosphere with loud music blaring at the Eureka Road Kaiser in Roseville.

Due to the nurses striking, my surgery had to be rescheduled for a later date. That causes a domino effect. If you have other commitments or travel plans, then those have to be rescheduled as well. I would suggest to the Kaiser nurses that if they really want to be taken seriously, be more professional when striking. The way they were acting hurts their cause rather than benefiting from it. I am a member of a different union, so I have no ax to grind.

Common sense really needs to prevail when you are involved in a strike demonstration. I did not see that in the Kaiser nurses’ strike.

Ed Evans, Roseville

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