The strike was provoked by the agency's insistence on an "irresponsible" health care plan and a speed-up drive that compromises the safety of blood donors.
Thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California marched on picket lines.
The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.
The nurses were among 23,000 of their co-workers holding a one-day strike at three-dozen Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California, as well as Oakland Children's Hospital.
Bargaining went down to the wire, with the latest session scheduled for today between the United Food and Commercial Workers locals that represent 62,000 Southern California grocery workers and their three grocery chain employers: Ralph's, Albertson's and Vons.
Verizon workers and retirees face the fight of their lives, as the profitable telecom corporation tries to take back every hard-earned benefit.
National Nurses United says they will speak out about income and economic inequality and its impact on themselves and their patients - and get the rest of the country to do so, too.
Emphasizing that short-staffing harms patients, the National Nurses Union racked up a big contract win at the D.C. area's largest hospital, the Washington Hospital Center.
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010, by Democratic President Barack Obama, is starting to affect health insurance plans that union members and their families are enrolled in.
DETROIT - Saying the labor movement has become too small and too inward-looking to defeat corporate power by itself, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told the Auto Workers legislative conference that unions must build wider coalitions to achieve their legislative and political goals.