Washington healthcare unions address burnout, staff shortages


A coali­tion of health­care unions repre­senting thousands of Washington workers held a press confer­ence Monday, raising concerns over issues with staffing short­ages and burnout at hospitals. 

The confer­ence addressed the stresses nurses faced over the past two years of the coron­avirus pandemic and called on Washington state lawmakers to take action now to address the issues. 

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion, the UFCW 21, and SEIU Health­care 1199NW said they are working with lawmakers to get legis­la­tion intro­duced in January that will ensure local facil­i­ties are properly staffed now and in the future.”


KATU: Washington healthcare unions address burnout, staff shortages (12/13/21)