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Community backs Swedish hospital strikers in Seattle

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SEATTLE (Jan. 29, 2020) — Striking nurses and frontline caregivers at Swedish-Providence hospitals in the greater Seattle area got a big dose of union solidarity Wednesday when more than 1,000 strikers and their supporters marched through downtown Seattle and rallied together. They delivered a loud message that Swedish management needs to do something about chronic understaffing and to put patients before profits.

Picketing continues Thursday outside seven Swedish facilities​ in this three-day Unfair Labor Practice strike, and will conclude Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. when the strikers will return to work.

ALSO at The Stand — Here’s how you can support Swedish strikers

Here are some scenes from Wednesday’s march that went from Swedish’s First Hill campus to Westlake Park downtown:

Gathering at Swedish First Hill

 

Marching down Madison Avenue

 

 

Marchers were greeted at Westlake Park by Machinists Union members and many others

 


 

 

 

 

 

Union Solidarity!

 

 

Washington State Labor Council Secretary Treasurer April Sims got the crowd fired up.

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