Unions representing nurses, health professionals, and health care service and maintenance workers today responded to Gov. Inslee’s emergency declaration on health and safety rules.
SEIU 1199NW, UFCW 21 and WSNA enter into agreement with CHI Franciscan regarding worker safety and compensation during the COVID-19 crisis.
Joint Statement From SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, WSNA and UFCW 21 on Prohibition of Large Events During COVID-19 Outbreak
As nurses and healthcare workers providing essential care to patients across Washington state, we applaud local leaders for taking the necessary step of limiting large gatherings during this stage of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Joint Statement From SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, WSNA and UFCW 21 on Personal Protections for Healthcare Workers
We maintain our position that N-95 respirators are the gold standard and are necessary protection for our nurses and healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients. The supply shortage must continue to be addressed in the most aggressive way possible.
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 CDC that will weaken protections for healthcare workers on the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus outbreak.
While we expect that many of us will be on the front lines of treatment and infection control as the virus continues to spread, our union’s priority is member and patient safety.