Nearly 1,600 nurses begin 24-hour strike in D.C.

Roughly 1,600 nurses at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., are holding a one-day strike today, in response to a year of periodic contract negotiations, reports the Washington Post. Nurses at the region's largest hospital have been without a contract since last spring. The two sides have been locked in a bitter dispute over wages, benefits and staffing levels. Article