Ocean Beach Hospital

Local Unit News

Negotiation Update Day #4 (04/13/2016)

Your WSNA negotiation team has completed our fourth day of negotiations.  Management submitted a comprehensive package proposals which included the following lowlights and takeaways:

  • Lowball wage increases of just 1.0%, 1.0%, and 0.5% for each year;
  • Elimination of Double Time for extra shifts worked;
  • Increases of your monthly out of pocket cost for health care coverage from 12.75% to 20.0%;
  • The right to call you off or place you on call for the first 4 hours of your scheduled shift;
  • And more…

Wear your WSNA buttons and t-shirts and keep your eyes out for the new solidarity signs (see picture above) we have ordered for your cars, homes & businesses.  Also, stay tuned for other exciting upcoming events you can participate in to show your solidarity and unity for your negotiating team as we fight for a fair contract.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your WSNA Nurse Representative Mara Kieval @ mkieval@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3051.

In Solidarity,

Your WSNA Negotiation Team:
Mary Lane
Brad Bell
Brenda Slagle
Marcey Frame

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Negotiations Update (04/05/2016)

Greetings WSNA nurses,

After three negotiation days at the table, we have received the full opening proposal from management.  Their proposals include but are not limited to:
•    Opening wage increases over the three year contract of just 0.5%, 0.5%, and 0.5% for each year,
•    Elimination of Double Time for extra shifts worked, and
•    Approximately $200.00 increases of your monthly out of pocket cost for health care coverage.

The time is now to show your solidarity with your WSNA team and wear your WSNA buttons and t-shirts!  Ask a team member if you don’t have one.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your WSNA Nurse Representative Mara Kieval @ mkieval@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3051

In Solidarity,
Your WSNA Negotiation Team
Mary Lane
Brad Bell
Brenda Slagle
Michelle Kemmer

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Negotiations Update (03/31/2016)

Hello WSNA Nurses!

Your negotiation team has now met twice with management.  WSNA has submitted all of our proposals and await management to reciprocate.  Our next sessions are on April 5th and April 12th.  Stay tuned for updates and please like and share our new Facebook page!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your WSNA Nurse Representative Mara Kieval @ mkieval@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3051

In Solidarity,
Your WSNA Negotiation Team
Mary Lane
Brad Bell
Brenda Slagle
Michelle Kemmer

Negotiations Update (03/07/2016)

Your negotiation team is pleased to announce that we have completed our first day of contract negotiations with management from Ocean Beach Hospital.  We submitted our initial proposal addressing the issues you identified as your top priorities in the survey and in your communications with the team members.

We are committed to communicating all negotiations' updates to you in a timely and efficient manner.  Our next scheduled dates to meet for negotiations are: March 25th, April 5th and April 12th.  Stay tuned for updates utilizing the following methods:

  1. Email:  
     All updates will be sent to your home email address on file at WSNA. *** (Please update your current home email by emailing WSNA with your name and home email address to wsna@wsna.org)
  2. WSNA Website:
    This Local Unit page
  3. Facebook:
    We have a brand new Facebook page Nursing Strong Ocean Beach.  Please like our page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your WSNA Nurse Representative Mara Kieval @ mkieval@wsna.org, or 206-575-7979 ext: 3051

In Solidarity,
Your WSNA Negotiation Team

Mary Lane
Brad Bell
Brenda Slagle
Michelle Kemmer

Contract Negotiations Survey (01/15/2016)

It is time for WSNA and the negotiations team to hear from you on what issues you would like to be addressed.  Please take just a few moments to answer just a few questions on our online survey to help us better understand what is important to you.  The team uses the information that you provide as a guide in representing your priorities at the negotiation table.  Your negotiation team appreciates you taking the time to complete this very brief survey.  

The team will be primarily using email to communicate with you all so be sure to update your current home email address on the survey.

United We Bargain; Divided We Beg!

Local Unit Meeting (12/14/2015)

In order to prepare for upcoming negotiations, the negotiations team needs to meet with you all to discuss what your priorities and top issues are.  Please plan on dropping into the meeting if only for a few minutes so that we can hear from each and every one of you.  See you there!

When:
Friday, December 18th

When:
5:00pm-9:00pm

Where:
Lamplighter, 1101 - 39th Pl., Seaview

WSNA Officer Election results are in! (07/23/2015)

Your newly elected WSNA officers are as follows:

Chair
Brenda Slagle

Vice Chair
Mary Lane

Secretary
Teresa Ekdahl

Treasurer
Marcey Frame

Grievance Officer
Michelle Kemmer

Thank you all for participating in the nomination and elections process. Our unity and strength depend on all of us working together. Please help me congratulate your newly elected officers!

Congratulations Your Contract Was Ratified! (09/17/2013)

By unanimous vote, the nurses of Ocean Beach have ratified the contract that was diligently negotiated by your dedicated and thoughtful colleagues on the team representing your interests. Among the many enhancements to your contract is the provision for recognition for years of experience. As a current RN at Ocean Beach, you have 90 days to have your years of experience evaluated to ensure your current step level matches that number of years.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Your attorney, Laura Anderson and I would like to thank the negotiating team; Brad Bell, Marcey Frame, Mary Lane, and Denise Ross for volunteering their time, hard work, and strong advocacy for all of the nurses at Ocean Beach, the patients and families you all serve, and your practice.

In Solidarity,
Mara Kieval, RN, BSN
WSNA Nurse Representative
mkieval@wsna.org
206-276-2018 Ext 3051

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