Morton / Lewis County Hospital

Local Unit News

Elections of Local Unit Officers (06/04/2015)

It is that time again, election of officers. This Bargaining Unit is open for nominations for chair, co-chair, secretary, treasurer, and grievance officer. This notice will be posted for 15 days. When we have a slate of candidates, we will send out your ballots in the mail. Be sure to fill them out and return in the self-addressed stamped envelope.

Your Local Unit Officers also want you to know that the Leadership Conference is the last weekend in September 27, 28, and 29th. Your officers have decided to sponsor 3, possibly 4 nurses to attend. If you want to learn how to run your local unit, register now. Applications are online and let Teresa Moore and/or Colleen Littlejohn know you are interested. There are a lot of fun things to do around Lake Chelan if you decide to take a little vacation before or after the Conference.

Lastly, think about running for an office in your local unit. Help strengthen your bargaining unit. The time commitment is about two (2) hours a month.

Your Local Bargaining Unit Officers, Teresa and Colleen

Mark Your Calendars (03/10/2015)

Mark your calendars for your WSNA Local Unit Meeting on March 25th. We want to hear from you about your work areas and how things are going. Are you getting your breaks and lunches as you should per contract and law? Are there issues that you want your Local Unit Officers to be aware of?

Reminder, that the Washington State Nurses Convention is being held on April 22nd thru the 24th at the Tulalip Convention Center in Tulalip, WA. There is enough money in your local unit’s account to help defray part of the expenses for attending the Convention. There will be some nationally known speakers on topics of interest to all nurses, no matter what area you work in.

Plan ahead to attend the Leadership Conference September 28-29 at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, WA. Again, there should be funds available to help off-set your expenses.

With the loss of Jennifer Montour and Carolyn McAllister, we need two of you to step up. We need one Co-Chair and a Secretary. We can arrange for on-the-job training for anyone who is interested.

Come join us on March 25th (location will be posted). Refreshments will be served.

Your Local Unit Officers,

Teresa and Colleen

Founded in 1908, WSNA is the professional organization representing more than 16,000 registered nurses in Washington State. WSNA effectively advocates for the improvement of health standards and availability of quality health care for all people; promotes high standards for the nursing profession; and advances the professional and economic development of nurses.

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