Nurses Allege Staffing Levels Endanger Patients & Employees At Shasta Regional

A couple of unions organized a picket line for Shasta Regional Medical Center Wednesday. The informational picket by the California Nurses Association and the Caregiver and Healthcare Employees Union took place from 4PM to 6PM Wednesday afternoon. A union statement says the purpose is to bring attention to inadequate staffing at the hospital. They don’t allege that the staffing levels are in violation of the rules, but they claim that the bare minimum staffing endangers the health of patients and employees.