CHI Franciscan Rehabilitation Hospital


Negotiation update

Your bargaining team received a proposal from the hospital to increase wages while we continue our negotiations for a first contract. In order to make sure that nurses at the hospital receive raises immediately, we have agreed to the employer’s proposal. Under the proposal, regular status nurses (nurses with an FTE) will receive wage increases based on your performance evaluation based on the following formula:

  1. Regular full-time and regular part-time nurses hired 90 days or more before June 2, 2019 will receive raises to their wage rates as follows:
    • Nurses who received a performance evaluation rating of 3 – 1.8%
    • Nurses who received a performance evaluation rating of 4 – 2.2%
    • Nurses who received a performance evaluation rating of 5 – 2.5%
  1. The above described raises will be applied retroactively to June 2, 2019. The retroactive payment will be prorated based on the number of months the nurse worked within the previous 12 months. For example, if a nurse has worked 6 full months at the time of the increase and received a “5” rating, said nurse will receive a 1.25% increase effective June 2, 2019. Likewise, if the same nurse with 6 full months received a “4” rating, she would receive a 1.1% increase effective June 2, 2019.

Please note, your bargaining team does not agree that pay increases based on performance evaluations is a fair or ethical method of determining compensation. You have called for a step system and we will continue to fight for a step system. In agreeing to the employer’s proposal, your bargaining team made it very clear that we did so on a non-precedent setting basis with the reserved right to make a full economic proposal in our ongoing negotiations. We will present that proposal in the weeks ahead.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Hanna Welander at 206-575-7979, ext. 3035 or hwelander@wsna.org.

WSNA Negotiation Update - session 1

Negotiations went well on our first day. We are still in the very beginning phases and it will take time. We are putting together the building blocks of our contract, to make sure that we nurses have a strong and effective voice.

The next negotiation date is Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Stay tuned for more information

In solidarity from your negotiating team:

Anna Pyform and Heather Wantz

Questions? Please contact WSNA Nurse Rep Hanna Welander at hwelander@wsna.org or (206) 575-7979, ext. 3035.

Important negotiation update

We are beginning the process of negotiating our first WSNA contract with CHI Franciscan Rehabilitation Hospital. This is an exciting and important step in ensuring that nurses have a meaningful voice in our hours, wages and working conditions.

The pre-negotiation surveys are in! These will help us negotiate your first WSNA contract! Thanks to everyone that participated. The surveys are used to help us prepare our initial proposal. This proposal will be presented to management on the first day of negotiations.

The first negotiation session will take place June 6, 2019. Watch for updates in your home emails.

In solidarity from your negotiating team:

Heather Wantz, Anna Pyform and Giselle DeGuzman

Questions? Please contact WSNA Nurse Rep Hanna Welander at hwelander@wsna.org or (206) 575-7979, ext. 3035.