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Hundreds of California Health Workers Strike Amid Staffing Shortages

Hundreds of California health care workers began a strike Monday that the union representing them said was partly a response to staffing shortages that began before the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 350 health care workers at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, a city in California’s eastern Bay Area region, were expected to participate in the strike, according to Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW). The union represents more than 100,000 workers, patients and consumers within the state’s health care industry.

The strike began Monday morning and is expected to last through Friday, according to SEIU-UHW.

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