More than 75,000 workers employed at 401 of Kaiser Permanente’s health facilities in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia will go on strike today. The strike is expected to last a week and includes nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, and other medical professionals. The workers are demanding better wages, improved staffing ratios, and better protection for themselves and their patients. They are also calling for an end to Kaiser Permanente’s practice of outsourcing jobs and ignoring their grievances. The workers are part of a larger coalition of 750,000 healthcare workers across the US who are fighting back against the industry’s long-term efforts to cut wages and reduce benefits.