Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation mandating that most state executive branch employees and on-site contractors and volunteers, along with public and private healthcare and long-term care workers, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18.
Announcements & Updates
The Washington State Nurses Association, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and UFCW 21 issued a joint statement on COVID-19 vaccination requirements for.Read More
We're All in This Together
I’m so thankful to to be in a union, especially during this COVID-19 crisis because we get to use our voice and power to make sure we and our patients are safe. We have a COVID-19 bargaining committee at our hospital, and because of that, we can demand patient safety, proper PPE, compensation, and the ability to advocate for our patients and employees who are in at-risk groups. Because of our power, when management refuses to offer common sense protections, we can push back and demand they do what is right! Now, more than ever, we need to be united and union strong. I’m a proud union member.”
Olga Ramirez, RN
Harborview Medical Center