SPOKANE, Wash. — Nurses with Providence Sacred Heart say it’s been a long and difficult year of negotiations and a strike will happen if a fair contract doesn’t. The hospital said they believe what’s been offered is fair, but nurses disagree.
Stevie Lynne Krone said she feels the weight of her fellow Sacred Heart nurses on her shoulders. She’s both a nurse and a member of the contract negotiation team between the Washington State Nurses Association and Providence Sacred Heart. She said she hoped it wouldn’t come to this point.
“We’re not asking for more,” Krone said. “We’re asking to maintain our benefits and have adequate staffing and better working conditions.”