Workplace and patient safety, breaks & overtime protection bill #SHB1155 PASSED by wide margins

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After thousands of health care workers spoke up for workplace and patient safety, breaks & overtime protection bill #SHB1155 PASSED by wide margins in both the Senate and the House today! And thanks to the advocacy of our members and members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and Washington State Nurses Association, this version of the bill removed two bad amendments, so it will cover all hospitals and all nursing & technical staff and it won’t limit shifts to 8 hours.

Our members and allies rallied down in Olympia today to hold lawmakers accountable and were able to watch the final passage of this bill. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for this historic legislation! #BreaksAreALifesaver#UnionStrong #WAleg