WSNA, SEIU 1199NW, UFCW21 win Mother Jones Organizational Award from State Labor Council

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WSNA won the Mother Jones Organi­za­tional Award on July 26 at the annual Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) conven­tion for our work on rest breaks legis­la­tion. Co-recip­i­ents were SEIU Health­care 1199NW and UFCW21. 

The WSLC Mother Jones Award recog­nizes the struggle for dignity and respect for all working men and women in our state. Tradi­tion­ally, two awards are given, one to an individual and one to an organi­za­tion. Winners exemplify the tradi­tion of Mary Mother” Jones’ immortal state­ment, Pray for the Dead and Fight like hell for the Living!”

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WSNA, SEIU Health­care 1199NW, and UFCW 21 fought for 10 years, and on April 24 finally won, SHB 1155 legis­la­tion to promote hospital patient safety by guaran­teeing uninter­rupted meal and rest breaks and enhanced manda­tory overtime protec­tions for nurses and front­line health care workers in Washington state.