L.A. Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement With County to Avert Strike

A child is seen getting a flu shot in this file photo. (Credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus)

A child is seen getting a flu shot in this file photo. (Credit: iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Los Angeles County officials and the labor union representing the county’s nurses reached an 11th-hour deal Monday night to avert a strike that was set to begin Tuesday morning.

“Los Angeles County is gratified that the bargaining committee of SEIU Local 721 has reached a tentative agreement with the county,” county chief executive officer Sachi A. Hamai said in a statement late Monday night.

“This means that the county’s registered nurses will remain on the job, serving vulnerable patients who depend on them and preventing widespread service disruptions that a strike would have caused across our massive healthcare system,” Hamai said.

Union representatives called the deal a victory for nurses.

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