University of Washington
January 11, 2021
This New Employee Orientation virtual session will be held via Zoom at 4:30pm. At that time, click on the button below to access the Zoom meeting.Join Virtual NEO at 4:30pm
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Welcome to our union
We are more than 30,000 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists, technicians, professional employees, therapists, mental health workers, certified nursing assistants, environmental services and nutrition services, social workers, and other healthcare workers in private and public hospitals, clinics, mental health facilities, social services agencies, and homes across Washington.
Join the strength of over 6,000 of us with it the University Of Washington!
We are united to improve our jobs and the care we give. We are a union—a democratic, independent organization created by members to advocate for our common interests and those of our patients and communities. We believe that healthcare works best when we have a strong voice in making the decisions that impact ourselves and our patients or clients.
We have a seat at the table with management to negotiate for improvements in our jobs and the care we give. We stand together to improve wages, benefits, working conditions, staffing, training and education availability, and the quality of care and services we provide and now more than ever having a union has given us a voice to advocate for our patients and our families safety.
Our statewide union, is part of the two million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest and strongest union of healthcare workers in the nation.
Genevieve Sanford, Ultra sonographer Tech, Northwest Hospital UW
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Executive Board Member and Union Delegate
I always remind people the union is the workers and the more members with active engagement the better our work conditions. We’ve won conditions such as dedicated break nurses on the acute care units that many other hospital facilities don’t have. It’s important to have a voice in the way we practice and the conditions we practice in. The union strives to develop partnerships with management where our voice matters and our patients get the best care because of it. It helps to guarantee staff safety. For example, during the COVID crisis we bargained for ensuring staff have proper access to PPE, protections for staff in high risk groups, paid administrative leave for COVID positive staff, free parking and a redeployment premium.
Your voice matters, your working conditions matter and a collective voice by being a union member makes a difference.”
Katy Brehe, RN, TISCU, Harborview Medical Center
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Union Delegate
Peter Njoroge, RN, 4WH
Harborview Medical Center