Nurses from Kaiser Oakland Hospital, Kathy Donohue, far left, Mary Maia, second from left, and Katy Roemer, second from right in background, carry picket signs as part of a mobilization effort at the ... more 
Nurses from Kaiser Oakland Hospital, Kathy Donohue, far left, Mary Maia, second from left, and Katy Roemer, second from right in background, carry picket signs as part of a mobilization effort at the California Nurses Association headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 in Oakland, Calif. Nurses at nearly three dozen hospitals in Northern and Central California are set to go on strike over benefit cuts and other concessions sought by hospital management. The California Nurses Association estimates that 23,000 nurses will walk off the job. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Marcio Jose Sanchez
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 11:41 PM EDT