Our Leadership: Diane Sosne, RN, MN

Diane Sosne, RN, MNDiane Sosne, RN, MN leads the 26,000 member union SEIU Healthcare 1199NW for nurses, healthcare, and mental health workers in Washington State. She advocates for safe staffing and lifting for nurses, workforce training funds for healthcare workers to advance into nursing, and social justice issues for working families. Diane is a founding member of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, and was previously a psychiatric nurse at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. She currently sits on the International Executive Board for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Seattle Times op-ed: The Affordable Care Act is health-care justice for all

This op-ed from President Diane Sosne, RN, MN, appears in the May 3 Seattle Times: Those of us in relatively secure jobs with good employer-provided health care are spectators to the current Supreme Court deliberations about the Affordable Care Act. …

“Healthcare Reform is Making a Difference”

When we formed our union nearly 30 years ago at Group Health, we voted ‘healthcare for all’ as part of our bylaws. We worked tirelessly to reform our system to serve the needs of patients, not the profits of insurance …

In this state, you might be better off being a chicken

Bill just wanted a home with a warm bed. Too bad he’s not a chicken, because under Washington state law he’d be getting better treatment.

100 years later: Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Reflections from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW President Diane Sosne, RN on Her Grandmother SEIU Healthcare 1199NW President Diane Sosne, RN was one of thousands of workers and community members who gathered in New York last Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary …