By Lilyan Beck
Beginning this morning, more than 75,000 health care workers began their journey through a three day strike.
All of these workers are apart of Kaiser Pemanente who failed to reach a new contract deal.
Most of those involved were not doctors, and many nurses also did not partake, but those who fall under the title of support staff decided to picket.
This walkout started in the state of Virginia and quickly spread to California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.
This not only affects the workers who remained at work, but also the patients. Patients are expected to experience delays in both appointments and procedures that are not considered urgent.
The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions said, "Tens of thousands of frontline Kaiser health care workers across the country are ready for an unfair labor practice strike at 6 a.m. today. Patients and workers need dramatic action now to solve the Kaiser short staffing crisis and to ensure our patients’ safety."