Calling all members
Are you a Local Unit Rep? Would you like to be involved? Join your officers the first Monday of most months. We’ll be meeting next on Monday, March 2, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room K. Your officers are looking forward to meeting with you.
Staffing, rest and meal breaks
Are you able to get your breaks? If you are a 12-hour nurse, you get 3 paid 15-minute breaks and 2 unpaid 30-minute meal breaks (unless you signed a waiver of either meal break). It’s the law! WSNA and our State Legislators know the break buddy system doesn’t work. We need dedicated break relief nurses.
If you are regularly not getting your rest and meal breaks, and you aren’t documenting it every time, you’re not just hurting yourself, you are providing inaccurate data. Missed breaks are being monitored monthly by the Nurse Staffing Committee. If you are one of the many nurses who are not documenting this, CWH will continue to believe that break buddies are fine.
We hear that many of you are afraid they will get disciplined. If that happens, contact one of your Local Unit Officers. The new law states that if you get interrupted during your break, the employer has to provide you with another break as soon as possible. Remember to complete an ADO/Staffing Complaint form located at wsna.org/union/ADO.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela
Local Unit Meeting-Save the date
Save the date. May 6, 5 p.m. Pizza party celebrating Nurses Week. More information to come.
Local Unit Officers
We have some changes. Samantha Goff and Amanda Cortes have resigned. Sam got a job outside of the hospital and Amanda has taken a non-bargaining position at the hospital. We wish them both all the best and thank them for their years of service.
The officers have appointed new leaders and reorganized positions.
Chair: Crystal Clabaugh, ICU
Co-Chair: Nicholas Jackson, ICU
Secretary: Lorna Sebastian, PCU
Treasurer: Stefanie Gates, ICU
Grievance: Michelle Rae, MU1
Paul Stamilio, PACU
Membership: Morgan Sisson, MOU
Paul Molenaar, ED
Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Carmen Garrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.