Nurses, Providence unable to agree on new contract at 1st bargaining session since strike authorization


Union­ized nurses at Sacred Heart Medical Center and Provi­dence officials did not reach an agree­ment on a new contract duringtheir 15th bargaining session on Tuesday – and their first session since the nurses voted to autho­rize a strike last week.

Both parties are working to schedule another media­tion session, though no date had been set as of Wednesday morning.

Sacred Heart nurses do not want to go on strike but are prepared to do so if that’s what it takes to achieve a fair contract,” a state­ment from the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion, which is repre­senting the nurses, said.


THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW: Nurses, Providence unable to agree on new contract at 1st bargaining session since strike authorization (10/31/19)