EDITORIAL - MultiCare, heal thyself and avert a nurse walkout


Many months of hard-line negotiations and hard feelings between MultiCare Health System and the state nurses union have brought the participants to a difficult crossroads, and Tacomans have a right to feel anxious.

Registered nurses at Tacoma General Hospital are planning an advisory vote Friday on whether to strike for the first time in TG’s 135-year history. A mediation session between Tacoma-based MultiCare and the Washington State Nurses Association is scheduled Wednesday, so a breakthrough is still possible in this troubling contest of health care brinkmanship.

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TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE: EDITORIAL - MultiCare, heal thyself and avert a nurse walkout (12/13/16)