Frequently Asked Questions

How are dues rates determined?

Each year a survey is done of the base pay rate for RN's at every facility represented by WSNA for collective bargaining. These figures are then put in a formula which determines the annual WSNA dues.


What components make up WSNA dues?

Your annual dues payments are made up of three parts:

  • ANA
  • WSNA, and
  • DNA (district dues)

Why are my annual dues different than my colleague's who lives in another county?

WSNA Districts are determined by county boundaries. Each district has the authority to set their own dues rates and WSNA then acts as the agent that collects the dues on their behalf.


What are my dues payment options?

Dues can be remitted to WSNA in one of four ways:

  • Payroll Deduction - Monthly
  • Electronic Funds Transfer - Monthly
  • Annual - One payment per year

Are dues discounted for part-time / per diem nurses?

Yes. We have several dues categories:

Category
ANurses working in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit for an average of 80 hours or more per month
BNurses working in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit for an average of between 40 and 80 hours per month
CNurses working in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit for an average of less than 40 hours per month
DNew graduate nurses employed in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit (first year of membership only)
ENurses who are age 62+ who either are not employed or are totally disabled
FNurses who are employed, but NOT in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit, or nurses who are unemployed
RNew graduate nurses who are employed, but NOT WSNA-represented bargaining unit (first year of membership only)

Is there a discounted rate for new graduates?

Yes. New graduates are eligible for discounted rates if they become a WSNA member within six months of graduation. They can then remain in their discount category for twelve months, after which time they are then subject to a rate corresponding to the amount of hours they work on a monthly basis.


Do WSNA dues go the PAC for candidate election contributions?

No WSNA due money is used as donations from the PAC towards candidate contributions; individual RN contributions to the WSNA-PAC are voluntary.