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