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More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers launch strike over wages and staffing shortages

Roughly 75,000 health care workers at the Kaiser Permanente hospital system are poised to go on a three-day strike at hospitals in California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
Roughly 75,000 health care workers at the Kaiser Permanente hospital system are poised to go on a three-day strike at hospitals in California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Picketing began Wednesday morning for more than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers who walked off the job over wages and staffing shortages.

Here & Now host Deepa Fernandes speaks with NPR’s Danielle Kaye on what may be the largest health care strike in history.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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