Nurses at Seattle Children’s Hospital plan informational pickets amid concerns over pay

Published by KOMO on 8/4/22 (Source)

SEATTLE — Some nurses at Seattle Children's Hospital said they are fed up and burnt out from issues at the medical center and are still working without a contract following nine bargaining sessions with management.

That has led the nurses' union to plan informational pickets to take place outside the hospitals next week in order to raise awareness about their plight.

The union represents 1,700 nurses and said two more negotiation sessions are scheduled to be held next week. The informational pickets were scheduled for Tuesday at 6 a.m. and at noon outside of Seattle Children's Hospital.

"They need to come to terms with what it takes to keep people here," said Annika Hoogestraat, charge nurse at Children's Hospital.