Staffing top priority in Astria nurses' contract talks


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.


YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC: Staffing top priority in Astria nurses' contract talks (11/25/18)