WA hospital workers filed record number of workplace safety complaints last year, unions say


In 2021, hospital workers — repre­sented by UFCW 21, SEIU Health­care 1199NW and the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion — filed more than 8,600 workplace safety complaints, according to the three labor unions.

In compar­ison, in 2019, the unions’ hospi­tals workers submitted 2,865 complaints.

The complaints largely refer­ence a lack of staff safety, short­ages or inade­quate equip­ment, and other patient concerns, the state­ment said.


THE SEATTLE TIMES: WA hospital workers filed record number of workplace safety complaints last year, unions say (1/13/22)