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Tue Aug 9, 2022, 01:43 PM

Nurses picket for better working conditions at Seattle Children's hospital

Hundreds of nurses and supporters gathered outside Seattle Children’s hospital on Tuesday morning for an informational picket.

The group is demanding the hospital make changes to working conditions and increased pay to help retain the nurses they already have.

The Washington State Nurses Association said the hospital needs 400 additional registered nurses to properly care for patients.

With inflation rates at 8.5%, nurses at Seattle Children’s said they received 3% in annual wage increases while working long hours and making far less than temporary nurses on short contracts and travel nurses. They have held nine bargaining sessions over four months with hospital leadership to no avail.


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