Health care unions support vaccines, want mandates bargained in contract talks


Unions that repre­sent tens of thousands of nurses and other health caregivers throughout the state are supportive of Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate issued on Monday, but they want such new require­ments to be bargained as part of contract negotiations.

Vaccine mandates have put health care unions in a delicate position: They are strong supporters of the vaccines but have a duty to repre­sent the inter­ests of all their members, including those who don’t want to be vaccinated.


THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW: Health care unions support vaccines, want mandates bargained in contract talks (8/10/21)