88.5 KNKX/KPLU (Seattle, WA)

A majority of nurses at Cascade behavioral health the psychiatric hospital in Tukwila have been on strike now for months. The question is why KNKX social Justice reporter Lillian Fowler has details. There are many more patients who need in-house mental health services in Washington state and there are beds, that’s caused a number of […]

KCPQ-TV (Seattle, WA) – FOX 13 Morning News At 5 am

This afternoon, local health care workers will continue their four-month strike over staffing frontline health workers at Cascade behavioral health in Tukwila say profits are being put above the safety and welfare of employees, and they’re demanding better security to combat workplace violence and increased hiring to offset understaffing also to catch some extra attention. […]

#Striketober Update: Behavioral Health Workers on Strike

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, October 28, 2021 Contact on behalf of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: Libby Smelker, Libby@617mediagroup.com, (617) 481-4801 Cascade healthcare workers to Acadia execs: safe staffing is a no-brainer! You don’t need brains to know unsafe workplaces hurt caregivers, patients, and communities, say workers on safety strike in Washington State TUKWILA, WA —  This Halloween, […]

The week in US unions, Oct 16-23

STRIKES & NEGOTIATIONS Today marks day 81 of the Cascade Behavioral Health strike in Tukwila, WA, which began as a sort of wildcat over safety grievances that was then embraced and backed by the union, SEIU 1199NW. Sarah Hughes wrote about it for Labor Notes last month. Read more here >>

Alleged on-the-job violence, racism, prompts psych workers to head to D.C.

Clinical Psychiatry News A dozen workers from a psychiatric hospital near Seattle flew to Washington, D.C. to picket the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare’s annual meeting in an effort to get their employer to meet demands for a safer work environment, better staffing, and the hiring of security professionals. They are also demanding that their […]


A delegation of workers from Cascade Behavioral Health marched in Washington D.C. outside the NABH Conference to tell Cascade’s parent company Acadia Healthcare: Patient and worker safety should always come before profits. We refuse to allow violence in our workplace.  Must watch: Cascade Behavioral Health and its parent company, Acadia Healthcare, are for-profit companies preying […]


On August 1, healthcare workers at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital in Tukwila, Washington, experienced a traumatic incident of workplace violence that created an abnormally unsafe work environment. The workers have been on a safety strike since August 2. These are their stories.


We’re nearing the end of week seven of our strike for safety at Cascade Behavioral Health in Tukwila. The weather may be changing but our demands are not — we’re as committed as ever to stand united and win REAL safety solutions for ourselves and our patients. Thank you to SEIU 775 caregiver and board […]