Nurses, caregivers announce strike at Swedish hospital

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — Nurses and caregivers from Swedish hospital have notified the hospital that they will strike for three days at all of the medical center’s locations in the Seattle region starting on Jan. 28. The Service Employees International Union delivered the strike notice to hospital officials on Friday, after negotiations stalled. The union represents about 7,800 registered nurses, technical and service caregivers with Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Swedish Edmonds. Swedish CEO Guy Hudson says contract nurses and caregivers will be flown in to fill in during the strike. Hospital officials say the hospitals and emergency rooms will be unaffected, but non-urgent procedures may be delayed.