Swedish, nurses union agree on new contracts
Swedish commits $1 million to a labor-management fund
Last updated 4/9/2020 at 11:41am
POSTED APRIL 9
Swedish Health Services has reached agreements with SEIU 1199NW on new contracts that cover more than 7,700 represented employees of Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Edmonds.
The agreement also contains a first in the nation "Best Jobs, Best Care" Joint Labor-Management Innovation Fund.
The fund will develop work-site innovation leaders, improve recruitment of a multiracial care team, improve the quality of patient care and study new developments in technology. Swedish will commit $1 million over four years to this fund.
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