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ONA and WSNA stand firm in our resolve that all people deserve access to health care services, when and where they need it, without financial hardship.

May 10, 2022

On March 25, 2022, a Tennessee jury convicted RaDonda Vaught, a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, of criminally negligent homicide and impaired adult abuse in a 2017 medication administration error that tragically resulted in a patient death. The Washington State Nurses Association, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and UFCW 3000 are adamantly opposed to criminalization of patient care errors. We are deeply concerned by this case and its potential impact on patient safety and health care quality.

Apr 8, 2022

The Washington State Nurses Association, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and UFCW 3000 filed for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to prevent MultiCare Health System from garnishing wages without employees’ consent to recover alleged overpayments related to an extended outage of the employer’s timekeeping system.

Mar 15, 2022

Today the WA Safe + Healthy coalition (SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, UFCW 3000, and the Washington State Nurses Association) released the following joint statement on the state Senate failing to pass safe staffing standards for healthcare workers.

Mar 9, 2022
Nurses and health care workers must have the right to refuse to return while symptomatic if they feel that returning to work is unsafe for themselves or others. We call on employers to clarify their policies, and we call on the state to ensure workers cannot be forced to return while sick, or disciplined for refusing to work while symptomatic with COVID.
Jan 14, 2022

Today a coalition of healthcare workers launched the WA Safe + Healthy campaign calling on Washington legislators to pass safe staffing standards that protect healthcare workers from dangerously high patient loads.

Dec 13, 2021

Following the 11th bargaining session with St. Joseph’s Medical Center, nurses represented by the Washington State Nurses Association are launching a strike petition, the first step towards a potential strike if a contract cannot be reached.

Nov 18, 2021

WSNA stands with 32,000 nurses and health professionals including members of our AFT-affiliated nurses at Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals who intend to begin their strike at Kaiser Permanente locations in Washington, Oregon and California starting November 15.

Nov 10, 2021

TACOMA - Hundreds of nurses, patients and community leaders gathered outside St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma to demand the hospital improve conditions so nurses can provide safe, high-quality care to every patient.

Nov 3, 2021

With increasing volume, hospital administrators across Washington have joined health care workers and the unions that represent them in calling attention to the unprecedented staffing crisis. But today, nurses and other frontline workers are calling on hospitals to use the tools and resources they have available to finally begin mitigating this crisis for workers and patients.

Oct 19, 2021