The union representing more than 700 healthcare workers at three local hospitals will be holding an informational picket line tomorrow.
Beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, workers represented by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW will picket at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
At those hospitals, the union represents about 700 workers whose contracts expired last year. In April, a statewide community organizing group released a report claiming the hospitals’ parent nonprofits, MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, earn $1,000 more per patient than the statewide average. The report used a data …