Thank you for joining us on the picket line: Representative David Hackney, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta, Washington State Labor Council’s April Sims, Brandon Hersey for Seattle School Board, Toshiko Hasegawa for Seattle Port Commission Pos. 4, our siblings from Teamsters Local 117 and Protec17, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and our neighbors, fellow community activists, […]
We held a joint press conference with OneAmerica, the largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization in Washington State, to call out the abnormally unsafe working conditions at Cascade, a sign that the voices and rights of immigrant workers are being disrespected. We shared our concerns about the discrimination, disrespect and outright racism we’ve experienced and the resulting […]
We were joined by State Sen. Joe Nguyen; State Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley; and Nikkita Oliver, Candidate for Seattle City Council. Thank you for your support, advocacy and for adding your voice to the call: Cascade Safety Matters!Later that afternoon, our sisters Ayan, Sara, and Adam stepped away from the picket line at Cascade Behavioral Health […]
The Seattle Times: Cascade Behavioral Health employees call for increased safety, staffing as they finish third week of worker strike.
“We’re fed up,” said Alazar Yirgu, who’s worked at the hospital for more than 5 years and says he’s seen many co-workers leave with broken noses or fingers after trying to calm patients down. “And we want everybody to hear our story.”
Must watch: Converge Media’s coverage of our actions for safety at Cascade, featuring frontline nurses and healthcare workers, and an update from King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay, who joined our picket line this week.
It was an eventful day of action! Our chants are only getting louder on the third week of our strike for safety. Meanwhile, management’s lack of respect was on full display with the installation of a privacy fence to block our picket line and an attempt to intimidate us with police presence. Thank you to […]
We held an informational picket and rally to show Cascade management and Acadia administration that our community stands with healthcare workers. In a powerful day of action. We stood together and spoke in one united voice to tell Cascade Behavioral Health management that Cascade Safety Matters! We thank our community partners, elected leaders, and our […]