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Swedish strike would affect Edmonds hospital

 

November 7, 2019



The nurses and healthcare workers of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at Swedish Medical Center will announce the results of their strike authorization vote Friday, Nov. 15.

This would affect all campuses, including Swedish Edmonds.

In a news release from the union, nurses and other health-care workers who are members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW say they believe that providing the best quality care is no longer Swedish-Providence’s top priority.

Instead, they say they have seen drastic changes at Swedish-Providence, which prioritize executive pay, profits and expansion above the needs of patients....



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