Virginia Mason nurses picket for more staff, better safety

Published by MY NORTHWEST on 10/10/23 (Source)

Virginia Mason nurses are on the picket line Tuesday, calling for better pay, working conditions, and security.

According to the Washington State Nurses Association, the union representing the nurses, the 650 employees they represent will be picketing outside the Seattle hospital until 2 p.m.

Michael Salters, a critical care nurse at Virginia Mason since 2018, said that nurses have even been attacked, including one nurse who was stabbed in the face with a butter knife and another who was nearly hit in the head with a claw hammer.