Thank you to all the nurses, providers and members of the community for their show of support for our nurses at the CMC Board meeting last night. This picture was taken before the room filled up. We had 30 nurses, doctors, and community members in the room and 43 on the zoom call. It was a visual that the Board members noticed. One of the board members remarked that obviously we mean business.
YES WE DO!
After Katrina Rostedt, WSNA Local Unit Officer, spoke to the Board, we gave the petition to them. We had 52 signatures on the petition. There are currently 43 nurses employed. That’s impressive.
Katrina’s presentation was professional and passionate. It took a lot of guts to stand up for her colleagues and the community you all care for. The support of those who took the time to attend the meeting spoke volumes. Katrina introduced herself as a “member of the community for 26 years, a patient of CMC, a registered nurse who is employed by CMC, and a member of the WSNA and a Local Unit leader.” She went on to say, “I am here today to advocate for the nurses, the patient care team, and the community we serve.”
She addressed the following:
Questions to the board:
Thank you for showing your support!
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If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.