Our Leadership: Diane Sosne, RN, MN
Our leadership: Diane Sosne, RN, MN
Diane Sosne, RN, MN
President of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
leads the 26,000 member union SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
for nurses, healthcare, and mental health workers in Washington State.
advocates for safe staffing and lifting for nurses, workforce training funds for healthcare workers to advance into nursing, and social justice issues for working families.
Diane is a founding member of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, and was previously a psychiatric nurse at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle.
She currently sits on the International Executive Board for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Diane Sosne in the News:
This op-ed by SEIU Healthcare 1199NW President Diane Sosne, RN appeared in the Jan. 4 edition of the Tacoma News Tribune.
Read President Diane Sosne's remarks at the April 1, 2010 press conference with Governor Chris Gregoire.
Diane Sosne, RN, President of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
SCOTT Canaday may have to choose between the radiation-therapy treatments he
needs and paying his
health-care costs keep increasing, "I will pay my mortgage and have to skip treatment," he
Diane Sosne, MN, RN, is president of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, a union representing 22,000 health-care workers statewide, including 2,000 state employees.
By Bill Hobson and Diane Sosne
Diane Sosne is president of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, the union representing health-care workers across the state.
Reflections from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW President Diane Sosne, RN on Her Grandmother
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW President Diane Sosne, RN was one of thousands of workers and community members who gathered in New York last Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
It was a special moment for Sosne
maternal grandmother was working on the 8th floor of the factory the day the fire broke out on March 25, 1911.
One hundred years later, Sosne
says that workers face a lot of the same conditions.
"We have to keep fighting because there's nobody looking out for us and our safety," she
A former psychiatric nurse at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, Sosne says that healthcare is one of the most dangerous professions today and that healthcare workers continue to fight for safe staffing levels, health and safety training, protection from hazardous materials, and other dangers.
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