Unions launch WA Safe + Healthy campaign seeking safe staffing levels

Published by STATE OF REFORM on 12/13/21 (Source)

Today, three Washington unions representing nurses announced a campaign to push state lawmakers to pass safe staffing level legislation during the 2022 session.

The campaign, called WA Safe + Healthy, was created by a coalition encompassing the Washington State Nurses Association, UFCW 21 and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, which collectively represent 71,000 health care workers in the state. Specific details of the plan have not been finalized, but organizers anticipate filing legislation before the upcoming session begins in early January.