We have an agree­ment on the Vacci­na­tion MOA (Memorandum of Agreement)

Please see a copy of the signed and fully executed Vacci­na­tion MOA.

Rumors of sick out on Monday, Oct. 18

We have heard of rumors that there is a planned sick out for this Monday. This is not endorsed by WSNA. This would be a viola­tion of our contract:

18.1 It is recog­nized that the Hospital is engaged in a public service requiring contin­uous opera­tion and it is agreed that recog­ni­tion of such oblig­a­tion of contin­uous service is imposed upon both the nurse and the Associ­a­tion. Neither the Associ­a­tion nor its members, agents, repre­sen­ta­tives, nurses or persons acting in concert with them shall incite, encourage or partic­i­pate in any strike, walkout, slowdown, or other work stoppage of any nature whatso­ever for the life of this Agree­ment. In the event of any strike, walkout, slowdown, or work stoppage, or a threat thereof, in viola­tion of this section, the Associ­a­tion and its officers will make all reason­able efforts to end or avert such action.

WSNA will not be able to help anyone who plans to call in on Monday or any organized sick out as long as our current contract is in effect.

Staffing issues

Now more than ever nurses need to fill out hospital incident reports and ADOs (Assign­ment Despite Objec­tion) forms. We are hearing from many nurses about how stressed they are and how demor­al­izing it is to not be able to care for even basic patient care needs. There aren’t enough CNAs to manage the patient assign­ments. Please take a minute to complete the ADO form online at https://​www​.wsna​.org/union/ado. This is imper­a­tive for all nurses to document occur­rences and events that could cause bad patient outcomes or put nurses in unsafe nursing practice.

Nurses have been team players and have gone the extra mile to take care of your commu­nity. We know you have been placed in unsafe situa­tions. We need to hear your stories. Please contact Carmen Garrison, WSNA Nurse Representative.

Dr. Ruther­ford announced his intent to only have vacci­nated employees working at CWH and all of Conflu­ence Health. Your WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive has commu­ni­cated our disagree­ment to this approach, but they are claiming this would be an undue hardship for the hospital. He is sticking with his plan.

Non-vacci­nated nurses who have gone through the accom­mo­da­tion process

If you have complied with the accom­mo­da­tion process please contact Carmen Garrison, WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive. Email cgarrison@wsna.org or phone 206 – 491-9424 ASAP.