Nurses Picket For Patient Safety At St. Joe’s

Hundreds of nurses, patients and commu­nity leaders gathered outside St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma to demand the hospital improve condi­tions so nurses can provide safe, high-quality care to every patient. Nurses and supporters carried signs and rallied along J Street in front of the hospital to demand that Common­Spirit invest its profits in nurses and quality patient care. 

Nurses repre­sented by Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion (WSNA) have held 10 bargaining sessions over two months, but manage­ment refuses to invest in nurses and patient care. Nurses have asked the hospital to commit to safe staffing levels, fair compen­sa­tion to retain quali­fied nurses, and common-sense measures to ensure nurses’ safety and dignity on the job.

TACOMA WEEKLY: Nurses Picket For Patient Safety At St. Joe’s (11/9/21)