After seven months and 12 bargaining sessions, WSNA and St. Joe’s still haven’t reached a contract agreement that ensures safe staffing, safe nurses and safe patients. The registered nurses at St. Joe’s are taking their concerns about nurse staffing and safe patient care to the community they serve.
WSNA-represented registered nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma have been in contract negotiations for seven months. WSNA and St. Joe’s have held 12 negotiating sessions to date, the last two with a federal mediator. The 13thsession is scheduled for March 22.
Nurses say it is time for Providence Sacred Heart to put nurse and patient safety before corporate profits. That’s why hundreds of registered nurses, patients and supporters are rallying together in the cold and calling on Providence to listen to Sacred Heart nurses.