Standing together in solidarity on the strike line is the biggest no” our profes­sion has to offer. No more poor staffing, no more margin­al­iza­tion of patient care, no more treat­ment of staff that leads so many to walk away.

For more on the subject, read the latest blog by WSNA Director of Nursing Practice and Health Policy Mathew Keller.

Colleagues, family, and commu­nity members asking how they can support us in this effort? Direct them to this online petition they can sign calling on St. Joseph Medical Center admin­is­tra­tion to bargain in good faith with the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion to reach a contract that meets nurses’ reason­able demands for safe staffing.

What overall patient safety grade do you give St. Joe’s? It is not too late, there’s still time to add your voice to the Patient Safety Survey.

In case you missed it — read the latest coverage in the Tacoma News Tribune about the strike autho­riza­tion vote coming up.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Hanna Welander at or by calling 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3035.