A shortage never seen before’: Health care unions push for safe staffing standards

Published by THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW on 12/24/21 (Source)

A coalition of health care unions, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, the Washington State Nurses Association and UFCW 21, is calling on the Legislature to take action.

Health care workers are asking for safe staffing standards or patient-staff ratios to be written into state law, as well as existing rest and break laws to be enforced. Additionally, the unions support the investment in workforce development.