MANTECA (CBS13) – Thousands of Kaiser employees across northern California are walking off the job for the second day in a row.

Video shows employees striking outside the Kaiser Medical Center in Manteca — all to show support for hospital engineers who have been on strike for two months, demanding higher pay.

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“We just want Kaiser to, you know, come to the table and actually try to bargain to come up with a fair contract that’s good for our employees and also safe for our patients,” said E.R. Nurse Tina Reaves.

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The health care system is taking steps to scale down some non-urgent services like radiology and lab work.

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It issued a statement Friday that read, in part:

“The union insists it receive much more in some cases nearly 2 times more than other union agreements covering Kaiser Permanente employees. We are optimistic that we can resolve the remaining issues with Local 39.”