Nurses4All study opens after delay
This is the first study of its kind in Washington, and we expect the results to provide important evidence that can help guide policy efforts on staffing.
November 16, 2023
ANA announces support for federal staffing ratios bill
Appropriate nurse staffing is achievable and necessary, but it requires a national response with solutions, standards, and policy.
November 1, 2023
The good fight at Good Sam
Good Samaritan Hospital nurses’ six-month struggle leads to historic contract win, ensuring safer staffing and fair compensation.
October 20, 2023
New Oregon law establishes safe staffing ratios
The new law makes Oregon the second state in the nation to adopt mandatory nurse staffing ratios and the first state to put ratios into statute.
October 20, 2023
Virginia Mason nurses to picket outside hospital Oct. 10
Picket comes after 15 bargaining sessions
October 9, 2023
Responses to commonly asked questions on the 2023 staffing law
WSNA will educate our members and staff on the new staffing law. We will also be working with our coalition partners to provide joint education through the Washington Safe+Healthy coalition.
September 21, 2023
WSNA names members to state staffing advisory committee
The advisory committee on hospital staffing will start by advising DOH on its development of the uniform hospital staffing plan form.
August 10, 2023
Open positions on new DOH / L&I Hospital Staffing Advisory Committee
Washington State creates a Hospital Staffing Advisory Committee to advise on new staffing law, including diverse representation and public engagement.
July 10, 2023
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital nurses vote to strike over staffing and dedicated break nurses
MultiCare Good Samaritan nurses overwhelmingly voted by 95% to strike Wednesday night. The main issues for the 750 nurses represented by WSNA are staffing and dedicated break nurses.
June 21, 2023
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital nurses hold strike vote June 20 and 21
Good Sam nurses are seeking safe staffing measures in their contract that will ensure they are able to give their patients the care they need and deserve.
June 20, 2023
MultiCare Good Samaritan nurses rally for better staffing | ‘I have become mentally, emotionally, and morally exhausted.’
Nurses are being driven to the brink. They love their jobs. They love their colleagues and their patients. But they cannot take the escalating patient loads.
May 1, 2023
Safe nurse staffing bill officially signed into law
Gov. Inslee signed a safe staffing bill that will improve working conditions for nurses and healthcare workers throughout the state.
April 21, 2023
Update on progress of bill to create safe staffing standards in Washington
State senators need to hear loud and clear from their constituents that this bill should stay as strong as possible.
March 2, 2023
Listen to WSNA nurses when they say SAFE STAFFING CAN'T WAIT
Six registered nurses who attended WSNA Lobby Day on Feb. 2 in Olympia shared stories and statements about about safe staffing in these short videos.
February 10, 2023
WSNA Lobby Day 2023
WSNA nurses from across the state visited Olympia on Feb. 2 to advocate for their profession and fight for safe staffing standards.
February 3, 2023
Senators hear from healthcare workers on hospital staffing crisis
More than 2,055 signed in to support safe staffing standards legislation.
January 17, 2023
WSNA stands in support of NYSNA nurses on strike
WSNA stands in support of the 7,000 NYSNA nurses on strike against Montefiore and Mt. Sinai hospitals in New York.
January 11, 2023
WA healthcare workers take fight for safe staffing standards back to Olympia
Since last session, the hospital staffing crisis has worsened; healthcare workers say safe staffing standards are the solution.
January 5, 2023
David Keepnews discusses how to fix the healthcare staffing shortage on AFT Union Talk podcast
WSNA's executive director joins AFT President Randi Weingarten and two registered nurses to discuss what needs to be done.
December 12, 2022
AFT, America’s fastest-growing healthcare union, unveils report detailing troubling healthcare staffing crisis
Report Includes strategies to improve nation’s healthcare facilities and concrete examples of successful implementation.
November 17, 2022
Q&A with Jacob Garcia
Garcia, a nurse at Sunnyside Community Hospital in Yakima County, grew up with a grandmother who helped organize migrant workers in California alongside Cesar Chavez.
October 19, 2022
Why did safe staffing fail in the legislature?
“We knew going into this 2022 session it was an uphill battle."
October 18, 2022
Missed opportunity to invest in nurses at Seattle Children’s
CARES Act government relief helped hospital increase profits and build assets.
July 25, 2022
U.S. Surgeon General sounds alarm on health worker burnout and resignation
Nurses and other health care workers have long faced systemic challenges in the health care system even before the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to crisis levels of burnout, according to the Surgeon General.
May 24, 2022