**Van Nuys Behavioral Hospital Picket and Strike Vote News Round Up**
Nurses at Van Nuys Behavioral Health Hospital voted to authorize a strike, amidst a day of picketing outside the hospital on Tuesday, February 2. The Nurses expressed serious concerns for the safety of their patients, their co-workers, and the community. The hospital serves a uniquely vulnerable population, and local news outlets took note (this post will be updated as the story develops):
LA Daily News: "Nurses at Van Nuys Behavioral Health Hospital have voted to authorize a strike, citing concerns about patient safety, staffing, and worker retention issues.
KTLA: Van Nuys Behavioral Health Nurses Vote to Authorize a Strike
Industry news source California Healthline included a link to reporting on the strike vote in its Thursday Daily Edition
Hey SoCal: "The new labor deal comes as the stage was set for a potential walkout on Monday -- nurses voted last week to authorize a strike."