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By Emily Gilbert
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Swedish and nurses union back to bargaining


Last updated 2/21/2020 at 4:18pm

Bargaining teams from Swedish Medical Center and SEIU 1199NW, the union that represents nurses and other caregivers at the hospital chain, went back to the table Feb. 10. It was the first time the sides had met since the union’s three-day strike in late January.

The teams did not meet in person “since emotions are still high following the strike,” as recommended by federal mediators, according to a Swedish statement. Instead, the teams exchanged proposals through the meditators.

According to a Feb. 11 statement from Swedish, there had been some movement on wages, one of the main sti...

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