Koestel fought for civil rights in the South, danced at Ashkenaz and in Israel, backpacked in the Sierra and was active in the state nurses union.
California Nurses Association
At ‘stroller brigade,’ protesters, officials rally to save Alta Bates services
Sutter Health plans to move inpatient services to Oakland’s Summit campus by 2030.
Alta Bates Summit to lay off 358 in Berkeley, Oakland
Nurses strike against Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in November 2013. Photo: Tracey Taylor Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is planning to lay off 358 employees at its Berkeley and Oakland campuses and shutter its skilled nursing facility and infusion center. The layoffs, which include 133 positions at the main Berkeley hospital on Ashby Avenue […]
Nurses’ strike draws cheers and honking horns
Hundreds of RNs gathered for an enthusiastic rally in front of the Ashby Alta Bates campus. Photos: Lance Knobel A raucous, good-humored crowd of hundreds of nurses gathered this morning in front of the Alta Bates Summit campus on Ashby Avenue to rally for the one-day California Nurses Association strike against “sweeping demands for concessions” […]
Alta Bates nurses to go on one-day strike tomorrow
The Ashby campus of Alta Bates Summit Hospital, where nurses will be on strike tomorrow. Photo: Lance Knobel Nurses at the two Alta Bates Summit hospital campuses in Berkeley will hold a one-day strike tomorrow to protest what they term “sweeping demands for concessions” on contract terms by Sutter Health, which owns Alta Bates Summit. […]