Central Washington Hospital


Contract update

CWH officers 2019

Your contract:

The contract has been signed. We expect to get our copy no later than next week and anticipate having it online by the end of next week. Thank you for your patience. This has taken much longer than anticipated. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of your negotiating team members or your nurse rep, Carmen Garrison cgarrison@wsna.org.

Count me in:

We are looking for volunteers to sign up to be Local Unit Reps in your department. This will not take up a lot of your time. Please complete the “Count me in as a Unit Rep at CWH” form.

Thank you to everyone who attended the picnic on Sept. 23.

In solidarity,

Your WSNA Negotiating team:
Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michele Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson, and Paul Molenaar

Local unit picnic

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Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Contract and local unit meeting

Contract

We’re almost there! As you know, we ratified the contract in June. The process has taken much longer than anticipated. The contract is ready for signatures. We anticipate getting the signatures when we meet with management for Conference Committee on September 9. Once that is done, the contract will get uploaded electronically. A notification will go out to all once it is available online.

It’s our understanding that the settlement from our payroll grievance has been sent out. If you believe you should have received the back pay and have not received it, please let your WSNA Nurse Representative, Carmen Garrison (cgarrison@wsna.org) know. The affected nurses were those who are permanent charge, STAT, Resource.

The retro pay for all CWH RNs covered by our contract has been distributed. If you didn’t notice the extra pay in one of your recent checks, please contact payroll.

A special thanks to your negotiating team for all their hard work. Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michele Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson and Paul Molenaar.

Local Unit Meeting

We’re having a picnic on Monday, Sept. 23, 5 - 8 p.m. at Walla Walla Park, shelter #2 in Wenatchee. Family members are welcome to join the fun. Bring a healthy appetite.

ADO/Staffing Complaint Forms are now online at wsna.org/union/ado. These are reviewed by your Staffing Committee. We encourage you to use the online version. Copies automatically go to the LU (Local Unit) Chair, the co-chairs on the staffing committee, which includes Tracey Kasnic. Please include your manager’s email information so a copy goes to them as well.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3113.

Our contract was ratified

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote. The vote was unanimously YES.

We will let you know when the contract is available online.

In solidarity,

The Negotiation Team: Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michele Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson and Paul Molenaar.

Questions? Contact Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

It’s time to vote on your contract

Vote times and locations on June 4, 2019:

7 to 9 a.m.
Conference room J&K

2 to 5 p.m.
Conference room A&B

6 to 8 p.m.
Conference room A&B

All locations are near the cafeteria at the hospital

Your negotiating team is recommending a “Yes” vote.

Remember to thank your negotiating team for their hard work advocating for you and negotiating on your behalf:

Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michele Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson and Paul Molenaar.


Questions?

Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

We have a Tentative Agreement on a contract!

Your Bargaining Team has reached a Tentative Agreement with the Hospital. The Team believes the Tentative Agreement meets the objectives of (1) recognizing the contributions of nurses at this hospital and (2) improving patient outcomes by enabling better recruitment and retention of qualified nurses.

This contract is recommended by your bargaining team: Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michelle Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson and Paul Molenaar.

The VOTE to ratify this contract will occur on June 4 from 7 to 9 a.m. (Conference Room J&K), 2 to 5 p.m. (Conference Room A&B) and 6 to 8 p.m. (Conference Room A&B).

You must be a WSNA Member in good standing to vote on the contract.

YOU ARE WSNA!

Carmen Garrison, WSNA Nurse Representative at 206-575-7979, ext. 3113 or cgarrison@wsna.org

We have a settlement

Late Friday, May 18, we reached a tentative agreement. Save the date for the vote on our contract. Your negotiating team is recommending a yes vote.

We had many wins including (but not limited to):

  • Pay increases of 3% yr. one, 3% yr. two and 3% yr. three. A yes vote will secure back pay to April 1, 2019.
  • New base scales for Resource, STAT, permanent charge, in lieu of benefits and pool. This was a settlement of the payroll grievance that was advanced to arbitration last year. Your new base pay will include your premiums respectively.
  • No change to your retirement.

A more complete list of the changes will be provided prior to and during the vote.

Remember to thank your negotiating team for their hard work advocating for you and negotiating on your behalf: Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michele Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson and Paul Molenaar.

Vote times and locations on June 4, 2019:

7-9AM
Conference room J&K

2-5PM
Conference room A&B

6-8PM
Conference room A&B

All locations are near the cafeteria at the hospital

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Negotiations update

April 16 and 29, we had our fourth and fifth day of negotiations using the Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) model. We had collaborative discussions and are making good progress.

We addressed premiums/differentials, wages, PTO cash out, standby, holiday pay, health insurance, education, and the Nurse Recognition Program.

Our next dates for negotiations are May 16 and 17.

Your team members are: Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michele Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson and Paul Molenaar.

Questions? Contact Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Negotiations update – day three

On April 5, we had our third day of negotiations using the Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) model. We had collaborative discussions and are making good progress.

We addressed the Staffing Committee, work week, SANE and workplace violence.

Our next dates for negotiations are April 16, 29, and May 16 and 17.

Our team members are Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michele Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson and Paul Molenaar.


New online Staffing Complaint / Assignment Despite Objection (ADO) forms are here

Not getting all of your breaks? Working short staffed or staying late? Feel like you are taking an unsafe patient assignment? Denied earned PTO?

Yes, there is something you can do about this. Fill out a Staffing Complaint / Assignment Despite Objection form today.

  • Nurses are standing together for safe staffing and completing a Staffing Complaint/ADO form is the first step.
  • These forms can help make things better NOW and can help gather needed data as we prepare for contract negotiations.
  • This new online form can be accessed through your phone making it simple and quick.
  • Copies of the submitted online form will automatically be sent to you, your local unit chair, co/vice chair, staffing committee co-chairs, WSNA nurse rep and manager (if you designate).
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Negotiations update

On March 26, we had our second day of negotiations using the Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) model. We had collaborative discussions and are making good progress.

We addressed vacation, transition for nurses going into pool positions, PTO cash out and notification (in article 8.4).


We reached an agreement to resolve our payroll grievance that was scheduled to go to arbitration. More information coming on this.

We agreed to extend the contract through May 31.

Our next dates for negotiations are April 5, 16, and 29 and May 16 and 17.

Your team members are:

Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michele Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson and Paul Molenaar

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The negotiation team

Negotiations update

We met with management on March 5 and 6. The first day of negotiations was an Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) training with the federal mediator. We had a successful collaborative session on March 6.

Our next session is scheduled for March 26.

Our negotiation team members are Susan Chapman, Judy McBride, Samantha Goff, Crystal Clabaugh, Stefanie Gates, Lorna Sebastian, Michele Rae, Amanda Cortes, Nick Jackson and Paul Molenaar.

If you have any questions, contact a team member or WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Congratulations to our new officers!

Chair: Samantha Goff

Co-Chair: Crystal Clabaugh

Secretary: Lorna Sebastian

Treasurer: Stefanie Gates

Grievance Officers:
Amanda Cortes
Michelle Rae

Membership Officers:
Nicholas Jackson
Paul Molenaar

A special thanks to Susan Chapman and Judy McBride for all the years of leadership they have given on our behalf. We wish you all the best.


Negotiations update

We are still working on dates for our upcoming negotiations.

Questions? Contact a negotiation team member or WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Urgent news on the upcoming elections

Have you mailed in your ballot? We currently have not received any completed Officer Election Ballots. The WSNA office will be closed the week of Christmas and New Years Day.

We are extending the postmarked date to Jan. 3 and will count the ballots during the week of Jan. 7. If you have not received your ballot, please contact Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Plan on attending the local unit meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8 or Thursday, Jan. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Conference Room J at the hospital.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison, BSN, RN at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Join us at a local unit meeting

It's time to start prepping for negotiations. Thank you to those who completed the survey – that was step one.

Now we need to meet with you. These are drop-in style sessions.

Tuesday, Jan. 8
Thursday, Jan. 10

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Conference Room J at the hospital

Questions? Our nurse rep is here to help: Carmen Garrison, BSN, RN at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Ballots are in the mail

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It’s time for elections. If you are a member in good standing, you should receive your local unit ballot in the mail. Please look out for this very important document.

The ballots must be postmarked by Dec. 21.

Our outgoing officers are Judy McBride and Susan Chapman. Remember to thank them for their many years of service advocating for all the nurses at Central Washington Hospital.

If you have any questions, please contact WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org or 206-491-9424.

Did you receive a call for nomination form?

It has come to our attention that some of you may have received an empty envelope from WSNA. It was supposed to include the call for nomination form and a self-addressed envelope. If you received an empty envelope from WSNA, please contact Carmen Garrison immediately at cgarrison@wsna.org.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your commitment to selecting your local unit leaders.

Elections and Call for Nominations:

It’s time again for local unit officer elections.All members in good standing will be receiving a call for nominations form in the mail. Please complete and return the form as soon as possible. The last date for postmark is Nov.19. You can nominate yourself or anyone who has shown an interest in being more involved. If you have any questions, please read your Local Unit Rules and Bylaws

The plan is to have the ballots out as soon as possible after Nov. 26. You can also contact your Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org

It's time to vote on the Peri-op Call Letter of Understanding

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The revised Peri-op Call LOU is ready for a vote. The vote will be held:

Nov. 19, 2018
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Conference Room A&B (at the hospital)

We are recommending a YES vote. Read the LOU here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carmen Garrison, our WSNA nurse representative, at cgarrison@wsna.org or at 206-491-9424.

What's going on in your local unit?

Elections and Call for Nominations:

It’s that time again for local unit officer elections. You’ll be receiving a call for nominations form in the mail. Please complete and return the form as soon as possible. The last date for postmark is Nov. 9. You can nominate yourself or anyone who has shown an interest in being more involved.

Your current officers:

For the past 3 years, your local unit leaders have been there for you. Please thank your current officers for their dedication and service over the years. Some of the officers have decided not to run again, having been your leaders for many years and are looking at the possibility of retirement. Many of them are willing to run for office again.

Get to know them! Read more about your current officers here.

Their contact information is available in the Officers & Nurse Rep tab or here.

Negotiations:

The negotiation survey is now open! As the first step, we need to know what is important to you as we prepare to go into negotiations at the beginning of the year.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Salaried LOU vote results for Peri-op

The vote was held today, Aug. 6. The votes were counted at 1 p.m. and witnessed by three OR RNs and Carmen Garrison, your nurse representative at WSNA.

It was an overwhelming NO vote. The current LOU that is attached to your contract is still in force. Thank you to everyone for coming out to the vote and making your voices heard.

We will keep you posted on next steps.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Rep Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Union Leadership Summits

June 10-11, 2018
Campbell’s Resort
104 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan, WA 98816
Networking social on Sunday, 6-8:30 p.m. and CNE on Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
more info

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2018

Campbell’s Resort
104 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan, WA 98816
Networking social on Sunday, 6–8:30 p.m. and CNE on Monday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
more info
Registration coming soon.

All nurses are encouraged to register now for the WSNA Union Leadership Summit in Chelan. Members can use Local Unit funds to pay for travel expenses.