"As nurses and health care providers, we should not be expected to face this pandemic without PPE," says Adam Halvorsen, a registered nurse in Washington state and WSNA board member. "Now is the time to speak up, because #SilenceKills."
Nurses, health care workers, and first responders need the right tools to defeat this pandemic—including accurate, transparent information about PPE and testing as well as clear direction on appropriate leave when sick and accommodation for vulnerable workers.
WSNA needs more detail about what registered nurses are facing daily on their units and in their facility during this COVID-19 crisis.
As the union representing 900 nurses at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, WSNA is appalled by the hospital administration’s response to the very real concerns being raised by frontline caregivers at the hospital.
WSNA, UFCW 21 and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW are coming together to demand our employers and our government provide the resources, support and safe working conditions we need to keep our members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WSNA is working hard with our partners at UFCW21 and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW to keep our members safe. We reached an agreement this weekend with MultiCare that addresses paid time off during COVID-19 as well as floating within and outside of home facilities.
Due to social distancing recommendations by CDC and the Office of the Governor of Washington State related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have rescheduled the conference for November.
Joint statement from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, Washington State Nurses Association and UFCW 21 on prohibition of large events during COVID-19 outbreak
As nurses and healthcare workers providing essential care to patients in hospitals, clinics, and housing and shelters across Washington state, we applaud Gov. Jay Inslee and the leaders of King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties for taking the necessary step of limiting large gatherings during this stage of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Joint statement from Washington State Nurses Association, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and UFCW21 on personal protections for healthcare workers
Washington state’s largest hospital and clinic unions call for the highest possible level of personal protection for caregivers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Unions representing healthcare professionals call on CDC to maintain protections during coronavirus outbreak
Leaders of several local and national unions issued a joint statement following the expected guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that will weaken protections for healthcare workers on the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus outbreak.
Professional activism is the engagement of skilled and competent professionals utilizing strategic campaigning to achieve a goal. In nursing, it is nurses coming together to assess a need and identify the problem, design and implement a plan to address the issue, evaluate that plan, and repeat until the problem is solved.
The Washington State Nurses Association and UFCW 21 fully support Swedish workers represented by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW as they serve 10-day notice to the hospital of their intention to strike for patient care and safety at multiple campuses.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Eastern District of Washington allowed Astria Regional to remain closed after a hearing on Jan. 14 requested by the Washington State Nurses Association.
Unity of Unions Leads to Tentative Agreement for WSNA – Coalition Continues Push for Agreements at All Providence Hospitals
After 14 months of negotiations with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Washington State Nurses Association reached a Tentative Agreement with management at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7 that protects sick time and includes staffing and workplace safety language.
After ongoing discussions, the three unions representing 13,000 health care workers at 13 Providence hospitals statewide have agreed to pause plans to announce a strike. The parties have made significant progress on key issues.
Strike date set: Nurses and healthcare workers at Sacred Heart, Holy Family to announce strike plan Jan. 3
The nurses and healthcare workers of the Washington State Nurses Association, UFCW 21 and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW will announce their intent to strike in press conferences Friday, Jan. 3 to be held in Seattle and Spokane.
The Washington State Nurses Association and other unions representing public employees have won an injunction protecting your rights to privacy and safety.
When you see stories about Sacred Heart, we want you to ask yourself a simple question: “Who should I trust—the nurses in my community or a corporate PR department in Seattle?”
The Spokesman-Review’s story “Operating in the red: Providence Sacred Heart has been losing money since 2016” is incomplete, misleading, and timed to hurt Spokane nurses who are negotiating for a fair contract.
By an overwhelming majority, the WSNA-represented registered nurses at Providence Kadlec Regional Medical Center have ratified a new 3-year contract.
In a historic moment, UFCW 21, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and WSNA leadership have pledged to coordinate efforts that will move us all forward as healthcare workers and achieve the critical advances needed at Providence to provide better patient care and safety.
After the local union meeting and further reflection, I’m moving my vote from “no” to “yes” for the current Tentative Agreement. This is a mixture of good counter-arguments to my concerns, further elaboration of opinions of our negotiation team, and a healthy dose of “mental chess” looking at strike strategy.
In a major victory for Kadlec nurses, the Washington State Nurses Association and Providence Kadlec Regional Medical Center reached a tentative contract agreement last night.