Sutter Health nurses plan to walk the picket line Tuesday morning.
The California Nurses Association says that 4,500 nurses will go on a one-day strike at 7 a.m. in cities including Oakland, Berkeley, Vallejo, Burlingame and Antioch. The nurses have been without a contract since last summer.
The nurses say that the hospital is asking for too many concessions including cuts to benefits while top execs get raises.
A spokesperson for Summit Medical Center in Oakland says they are disappointed with the job action and that the CNA has called for 150 strikes in three years. They will have replacement nurses ready to provide healthcare during the strike, though some elective procedures may be rescheduled.
The spokesperson says that that the temporary nurses require a five-day contract, so nurses who go on strike will be allowed back on Sunday, and not before.
The next meeting between both sides is May 9.