Morton / Lewis County Hospital

Drop-In Meeting Nov 17th

Your WSNA Executive Team would like to invite each and every one of you to a Drop-In Meeting of the Local Unit on November 17th between the hours of 4:00pm and 8:00pm.

It is being held on the same day as your staff meeting because you will already be at the hospital and you can drop by at your convenience on your way to or from your meeting.

This is your opportunity to let WSNA know what your concerns are about your working conditions and also to find out what is going on with nursing in Washington State and across the country.

Are you consistently being able to take your breaks and lunches?
If not, are you being paid for them?

November 17th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Refreshments Will Be Served

Elections of Local Unit Officers

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

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

Have your Local Unit featured in the Washington Nurse Magazine!

The Washington State Nurses Foundation is challenging each local unit to submit a basket or other item to the foundation's silent auction at Leadership in Chelan this September! (Minimum basket or item value $50.00, please.)

Proceeds from the Foundation auction are used to provide scholarships to nursing students in Washington State.

A winning basket or item will be chosen in each category and that unit will have a photo featured in the next issue of the Washington Nurse Magazine!

Categories or themes are: Ship/Cruise, Pet, Spa/Self-care, Sports, Seasonal/Fall

To participate, simply bring the basket with you when you check in at the registration desk at Leadership.

This election, support the candidates who support you

Please consider making a donation to the WSNA-PAC.

Founded in 1908, WSNA is the professional organization representing more than 17,000 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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