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Taking actions in our workplaces and standing in solidarity with workers in our communities raises ALL of us up and results in big wins for healthcare workers and our patients! Read on to catch up on what 1199NW members have been up to this winter season. 

We win big!

Kaiser Permanente workers in Washington and across the country made history by securing a strong contract and national agreement that will alleviate dangerous short staffing and pay wages that keep up with the cost of living! 

We were ready to go to bat for ourselves and our patients – we authorized an unfair labor strike with 99% member support. Days before we were set to hit the strike line, administration settled a fair contract. This win is a testimony to building power through our unity and being ready to take big steps together to secure what we need as healthcare workers. 

We take action for ourselves and our patients!

Last month, healthcare workers at MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital picketed for a fair contract with no takeaways! After a year at the bargaining table, MultiCare is still bringing unacceptable proposals that won’t recruit and retain quality coworkers to alleviate short staffing and keep us safe at work. Our unity is shining a light on how MultiCare is out of town and out of touch, and healthcare workers know best what is needed to provide the best quality care to our Yakima community.

Our union siblings at Comprehensive Life Resources in Tacoma held a sticker-up to keep up the energy and excitement as we bargain our first contract! We’re standing strong in our contract proposals for wages that recruit and retain in order to improve our future and the care we provide our clients at CLR.

We stand in solidarity!

It’s always #SolidaritySeason for 1199NW members. We stand with workers organizing and demanding better working conditions in our communities and beyond – because we know that any win for workers brings us all up.

We’ll always back our union baristas and know that union busting is disgusting! Starbucks workers made history on Red Cup Day – the most profitable day of the year for the corporation – by going on strike for safe staffing, dignity, and respect on the job! We stood alongside striking baristas in Kent and Seattle.

But that’s not all! We also joined the picket line alongside striking UFCW 3000 nurses at Providence Everett. As healthcare workers, we know the struggle of short staffing and dangerous working conditions all too well. With our community by their side, nurses won a historic contract that will recruit and retain!

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