Update: 8,000 caregivers at Swedish plan to strike Jan. 28

A Swedish Mill Creek sonographer said the hospitals are short staffed and safe patient care is an issue.


Last updated 4/9/2020 at 9:29am

Update (Jan. 17, 7:12 p.m.) – This story has been updated to reflect new information and includes new comment from Swedish. It has also been updated to reflect the hospital's correct name.

Nurses and caregivers of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at Swedish Medical Center announced they intend to strike Jan. 28-30 due to what they say are unfair labor practices and patient safety issues caused by company management.

The union delivered a 10-day notice of the impending strike to hospital management at noon Friday, Jan. 17.

"After careful consideration of every proposal exchanged between Swedish-Pro...

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