Nurses Picket For Patient Safety At St. Joe’s

Published by TACOMA WEEKLY on 11/9/21 (Source)

Hundreds of nurses, patients and community leaders gathered outside St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma to demand the hospital improve conditions so nurses can provide safe, high-quality care to every patient. Nurses and supporters carried signs and rallied along J Street in front of the hospital to demand that CommonSpirit invest its profits in nurses and quality patient care.

Nurses represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) have held 10 bargaining sessions over two months, but management refuses to invest in nurses and patient care. Nurses have asked the hospital to commit to safe staffing levels, fair compensation to retain qualified nurses, and common-sense measures to ensure nurses’ safety and dignity on the job.