Seattle hospital workers strike for ‘patients before profits’

Vol. 84/No. 6 - February 17, 2020
Members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW rally in Seattle Jan. 29 during three-day walkout at Swedish-Providence hospitals demanding increased staffing for patient care and a wage raise.

SEATTLE — Some 8,000 workers represented by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and other unions went on strike against the Swedish-Providence hospital system Jan. 28-30. Picket lines were set up 24 hours a day at seven facilities in the greater Seattle area.…