Washington Mental Health Workers Win Safety Strike

Sarah Hughes for Labor Notes Nurses and mental health techs at a Tukwila, Washington, facility have won their safety strike after three and a half months on the picket line. Under the settlement, management agreed to staff three security guards for the day shift and two for nights, as well as to restore fired workers to their […]

Cascade Behavioral Health workers to receive security staff after months of safety striking

The terms are part of the agreement between the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW union and hospital management Cameron Sheppard for Renton Reporter Workers in the behavioral health, nurses, mental health technicians, and support staff at Cascade Behavioral Health voted overwhelmingly on Nov. 10, to ratify collective bargaining agreements that they say raise the bar on quality […]

New Cascade contract is a national model for the industry

After 3½ month strike, Cascade Behavioral Health workers in Tukwila overwhelmingly ratify deal to improve safety and wages David Groves for The Stand TUKWILA, Wash. (Nov. 11, 2021) — In a watershed moment for workers in the behavioral health industry, nurses, mental health technicians, and support staff represented by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at Cascade Behavioral […]

Healthcare workers return to Cascade Behavioral Health after three-month strike

From KOMO News  TUKWILA, Wash. – Employees who walked out of Cascade Behavioral Health more than three months ago are back. Healthcare workers who walked out on a safety strike in August say they have reached a tentative agreement with the facility. The original issue stems from Aug. 1, when health care workers say they […]

Cascade Behavioral Health workers to return after three-month strike

From FOX 13 News TUKWILA, Wash. – After a three-and-a-half month safety strike, caregivers at Cascade Behavioral Health are back to work after reaching an agreement with management. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) says strikers demanded dedicated security staff for frontline caregivers at Cascade. The three-year tentative agreement satisfied strikers’ calls for a safer facility, according to […]

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Kaiser Permanente management is trying to negotiate lower standards and takeaways. Now we know staffing has been an issue for nurses and hospitals throughout the northwest. Last week, frontline health workers at cascade behavioral health in Tukwila will be picking it as well, saying profits are being put above the safety and welfare of employees. […]