WA hospital workers filed record number of workplace safety complaints last year, unions say

Published by THE SEATTLE TIMES on 1/13/22 (Source)

In 2021, hospital workers — represented by UFCW 21, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and the Washington State Nurses Association — filed more than 8,600 workplace safety complaints, according to the three labor unions.

In comparison, in 2019, the unions’ hospitals workers submitted 2,865 complaints.

The complaints largely reference a lack of staff safety, shortages or inadequate equipment, and other patient concerns, the statement said.