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17 Dec 2019 | 03:54 AM UTC

US: Healthcare employees begin five-day strike in San Francisco December 16

Health workers in San Francisco begin five-day strike with protest on December 16; additional protests possible



An estimated 4000 healthcare sector employees have begun a five-day strike in San Francisco on Monday, December 16, to demand better healthcare services and benefits, as well as improved salaries. Protests took place at Kaiser Permanente's headquarters. Participants erected barricades along the road, prompting transportation disruptions. Associated protests are likely in the coming days until Friday, December 20, the last day of the strike. Transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in the vicinity of any protest.


Individuals in San Francisco are advised to monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and avoid all protests as a precaution.