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The California Nurses Association said they strongly support the union’s efforts.
“Nurses work side by side with them every day, said Benjamin Elliott, a California Nurses Association union representative for the northern part of the state. “When AFSCME called a strike, the nurses voted whether or not to go on sympathy strike with them. Ninety-eight percent of nurses voted to go on that strike with them in support of their issues.”
It remains to be seen how much of an effect this will have on day-to-day operations, but NBC San Diego reported that the impending strike has forced two UC hospitals in San Diego to postpone all non-emergency procedures.
"UC is doing everything in its power to limit the strike’s impact on our campuses and medical centers, while working hard to ensure patients and students receive the services they deserve," a UC spokesperson said, adding that individual campuses and medical centers would have more information about their individual contingency plans.