Crime & Justice

Nurses at UC, LA-area hospitals cancel strike

Nearly 13,000 California nurses have canceled a planned one-day strike after a judge issued a restraining order barring University of California medical center nurses from walking off the job.

California Nurses Association spokeswoman Liz Jacobs says rallies will be held at hospitals across the state on Thursday instead of a strike.

About 11,000 nurses from UC hospitals were told they can't strike for at least two weeks after a San Francisco Superior Court judge granted a restraining order on Tuesday.

Nurses at Citrus Valley Medical Center in Covina, San Pedro Hospital and Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles also won't strike Thursday.

A related strike in Minnesota affecting 14 Twin Cities hospitals is expected to go on as planned on Thursday.

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