May news roundup: Member stories in the media
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, national and local press have turned to SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members to learn about how the novel coronavirus is impacting healthcare workers, patients and communities. Take a look at this collection of news clips to see 1199NW members in action. We’re using our union voice to shed a light on the issues we face on the frontlines of the pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic and economy-snarling lockdown have dramatically changed just about every aspect of life. As the country begins to emerge from stay-home orders, this is a chance to reevaluate the way our world works. Here are the big, thought-provoking...
UW Medicine officials wouldn’t say whether their financial troubles mean they will cease any efforts surrounding COVID-19, or how the system can continue to do what it is doing with fewer people working fewer hours.
Two emergency room doctors and an emergency room nurse joined KING 5’s virtual round table to talk about the earliest days of COVID-19.
Two months into the pandemic, the patients keep coming and the local health workers who care for them are sometimes contracting the virus. At least 1,626 health staffers have tested positive in Washington. The crisis has changed the nature of...
Providence Health & Services also hasn’t ruled out requiring some of its workers to take furloughs, an increasingly common tactic among health providers who are starting to see the pinch of postponed procedures and less crowded exam rooms amid the pandemic.