It’s time to act: The campaign for a safe staffing law in Washington state is here

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As health­care workers, we have endured risk, trauma, exhaus­tion, and grief due to the stresses and poor patient outcomes of unsafe staffing. For far too long, we have demanded our hospi­tals and facil­i­ties step up for our patients and for us, only to see staffing numbers far too low for safe patient care. 

THIS STOPS NOW. As the three largest health­care unions in our state, members of SEIU Health­care 1199NW, UFCW 21, and the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion are acting as one to demand change. We are calling on state lawmakers to stand up for us by passing a safe staffing law to ensure that we can care for patients safely, retain quali­fied staff, recruit new people into our industry, and create sustain­able and resilient health care systems for our communities. 

Standing together to advocate for enforce­able safe staffing standards at every hospital in Washington State is how we will win these changes.

For more infor­ma­tion about this campaign, go to WASafe​And​Healthy​.com.

Telephone town hall and campaign launch #

6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13

Join us at 6 p.m, Monday, Dec. 13 for a Telephone Town Hall to discuss the details of the campaign, why we need it, and our plan to win real change for health­care workers statewide. Union members will receive a call at 6 m. on Monday, Dec. 13.

See your email or text messages for call details, or speak with your Union shop steward, delegate, repre­sen­ta­tive, or organizer. 

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