Striking nurses state their case at council meeting
Last updated 1/30/2020 at 12:47pm
More than a dozen nurses and caregivers who are on strike at Swedish Medical Center campuses in Puget Sound, including Swedish Edmonds, told the Edmonds City Council on Tuesday that they were fed up and forced to take action.
The three-day strike involves nearly 8,000 employees who are members of Service Employees International Union Healthcare local 1199NW. They went on strike after 10 months of talks with management of Swedish-Providence broke down. (See full story at edmondsbeacon.com.)
At Tuesday's council meeting, speakers said the main issue was not pay, but rather, patient safety an...