Unity is always something to smile about, especially in these times

The Day of Action on Sept. 14 began when Evergreen nurses stick­ered up in unity with their union coworkers from WSNA, UFCW 21 and SEIU 1199NW for safe staffing and incen­tives to retain health­care staff of all job classes. It continued around the clock. So many nurses stick­ered up with their peers and sent in fabulous pictures. Thank you! The ability to pull together for the common good is clear. Below are just a few of the many wonderful images.

Evergreen collage

Next, our WSNA EHCS staffing committee had a boost in RN turnout to bring their voice as Home Health and Home Hospice RNs into staffing. Way to go! Let’s get even more partic­i­pa­tion next month.

In the after­noon, several Evergreen RNs continued in coali­tion on a virtual meeting with Rep Goodman, to bring the experi­ences of the staff and the commu­nity right to the legislator.

Please let us know if one of these dates and times allow you to partic­i­pate in a call so you can get the infor­ma­tion and confirm (tbarnes@wsna.org) Evergreen resides in the districts these legis­la­tors repre­sent. We will continue to provide and facil­i­tate oppor­tu­ni­ties for WSNA nurses.

Overlake/​Evergreen (this is a fluid list and if no nurses sign up, the calls will be cancelled. All are on Microsoft Teams)

  • Rep. Senn – Oct. 5, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. 1 RN from Evergreen
  • Rep. Thai – Oct. 7, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – need RNs
  • Rep. Ramos – Oct. 13, 10 – 11 a.m. – need RNs
  • Rep. Springer – Oct. 13, 1 – 2 p.m. – need RNs
  • Senator Dhingra – Oct. 20, 11 – 11:30 a.m. – need RNs
  • All three 1st LD legis­la­tors – Oct. 28, 1 – 2 p.m. – need RNs

Curious about how to be a unit rep in your depart­ment or a contrac­tion action team member (CAT)? This is a fun, easy way to be an engaged member. Contact Tara Barnes WSNA Organizer tbarnes@wsna.org or 206 – 713- 2241 Only WSNA members can be unit reps, officers, or CAT. Join today and be an essen­tial part of the changes the nurses seek: https://​www​.wsna​.org/​m​e​m​b​e​r​s​h​i​p​/​a​p​p​l​i​c​a​tion/union.

Private Facebook Group for WSNA members at Evergreen

We have created a private local unit Facebook group for Evergreen nurses who are WSNA members, only. This will be a space to get updates on the contract bargaining, see videos of your elected officers and the team, ask questions, post union strong photos, and share stories.

If you would like to join our private local unit Facebook group, please provide your name and personal email (not Evergreen, please) address using https://​forms​.office​.com/​r​/​ad6UtX3Ax4 Providing this infor­ma­tion gives WSNA permis­sion to add you to the pre-approval list for the private group before you join. Next week, we’ll follow up with a link to the group where you can click Join Group.”

If you ready to be more engaged in your union, contact Tara Barnes, WSNA Nurse Organizer for Evergreen Health union RNs, at 206 – 713-2241.
Your bargaining team and officers are preparing to start negoti­a­tions next month. Please stay tuned to your emails from WSNA for specifics and updates, as well as checking out the WSNA webpage for Evergreen RN’s at https://​www​.wsna​.org/​u​n​i​o​n​/​e​v​e​r​g​r​e​e​n​-​healthcare You can access the current contract, your local unit officers and Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Bret Percival bpercival@wsna.org.