Judge: Nurses Can't Strike
Published at 2:20 PM PDT on Jun 18, 2010 | Updated at 2:30 PM PDT on Jun 18, 2010
A San Francisco judge says nurses at the University of California's five medical centers cannot go on strike while labor negotiations are under way.
Superior Court Judge Peter Busch on Friday extended a restraining order that was issued last week that barred the 11,000 nurses from a planned strike.
He said if the nurses were to go on strike as contract talks got under way, it would be an unfair "pressure tactic" to influence negotiations.
UC officials had urged the judge to prohibit the nurses from walking off the job.
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