Governor Inslee speaks to Local 443 members regarding Washington State hospital workers

WFSE Local 443 would like to thank Governor Jay Inslee, who took it upon himself to speak with WFSE Local 443 members about the alarming safety issues at Washington State institutions like Western and Eastern State Hospitals.

Thank you Governor, for your  pledge to take action to ensure a safe, assault free workplace for our union siblings. And a very special thank you to your lovely and gracious wife Trudi for allowing you some time to express your commitment to make certain our workers in Washington's instiutions are safe.


In solidarity, 

WFSE Local 443, on behalf of our union siblings at Eastern and Western State Hospitals and all of Washington State Institutions

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