Seattle hospital hired security guards with body cameras for strike

February 4, 2020

Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., hired tactical security guards with body cameras to prepare for the three-day strike at its sites in the Seattle area, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review.

The guards were stationed to protect the community and workers who choose not to walk off the job, according to the hospital. 

The strike of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members began on  Jan. 28. 

To prepare for the walkout, Swedish also contracted with agencies to replace striking workers with temporary ones.

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