YAKIMA, Wash. -- The chants could be heard blocks away from Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima.
“Quality care is under attack, what do we do? We stand up and fight back!”
“Hey, hey, what do we say? We want safe staffing right away!”
The chants were part of an informational picket Nov. 20, by employees represented by the Washington State Nurses Association and Service Employees International Union Health Care 1199NW. They are negotiating new contracts for more than 500 employees at Astria Regional Medical Center and Astria Toppenish Hospital.