Tell Senators: We need safe staffing now!

Published by THE STAND on 2/14/23 (Source)

In the poll, conducted among members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, UFCW 3000, and the Washington State Nurses Association – who collectively represent more than 75,000 healthcare workers in Washington – 49% of healthcare workers in Washington said they are “likely to leave the healthcare profession in the next few years.” Among those who said they were likely to leave, 68% said short-staffing was one of their primary reasons.

Additionally, a staggering 79% of healthcare workers said they were burned out, and nearly half (45%) said they feel unsafe at their job in health care.