WENATCHEE (July 28, 2023) — An overwhelming majority of registered nurses at Wenatchee Valley Hospital voted on July 19 to form a union and elected the Washington State Nurses Association as their bargaining representative. WSNA will now represent about 100 registered nurses at the facility, which is part of Confluence Health.
More than 70 nurses took time out of their day to vote, choosing WSNA over another union and the option of no representation at all.
“I wanted to take a moment to thank every nurse in our facility who took the time to vote last week,” said Megan Baute, a gastroenterology nurse at Wenatchee Valley Hospital. “While many of us in GI are pleased to know that the majority voted in favor of WSNA, I know that these past 5 months have been stressful and confusing for all nurses. I am so happy that we can now move forward together, regardless of how we cast our ballot, to begin working with experienced WSNA staff on addressing our issues at the table.”