Tacoma General nurses plan weeklong boycott of extra shifts


Nurses at Tacoma General Hospital plan for a week to refuse to take extra shifts or voluntary overtime to protest hospital work practices.

The boycott of extra shifts is scheduled for Thursday to Nov. 17, according to a news release from the Washington State Nurses Association.

“We hope turning down voluntary overtime and extra shifts will demonstrate to management in a very concrete way that the nurses are being stretched too thin,” said registered nurse Renata Bowlden, a Washington State Nurses Association bargaining team member in Monday’s news release.

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TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE: Tacoma General nurses plan weeklong boycott of extra shifts (11/8/16)