OLYMPIA — Some workers are holding a one-day strike at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, carrying picket signs outside to make demands for a new contract.
The strike involves about 500 licensed practical nurses, technical and service workers represented by the Service Employees International Union.
Their contract expired in June and the union says the hospital wants to take away medical and retirement benefits.
The hospital says its contract offer is competitive. St. Peter remains open today with managers and temporary workers filling in.
(with information from KING-TV, KCPQ-TV)