On June 26, 2020 your negotiation team met with hospital management for the 4th time. We made some progress, coming to tentative agreements on bulletin boards and shift differentials. However we continue to be far apart on wages. Additionally, management continues to insist on loosening restrictions on where a nurse can float, giving travelers and agency nurses priority in the low census rotation, cutting per diem pay, and cutting healthcare. Management is also refusing to agree to retaliation protections.
We hope that hospital administration will come prepared to continue to make progress toward a FAIR CONTRACT at our next session on July 7!
WE HEAR YOU!
We have scheduled two Local Unit meetings to discuss contract negotiations with you:
Meeting #1: July 20, 2020 from 2000 – 2100
Meeting #2: July 21, 2020 from 0800 – 0900
Stay tuned for additional details.
Please wear the badge holders and use the WSNA pens to show your support for a fair contract!
Thank you for all of the emails and phone calls expressing support for a contract that will attract and retain strong nurses!
Your Negotiating Team: Cheryll Howe — Family Birth, Dawn Morrell – Cath Lab, Aaron Bradley – Palliative Care, Christina Swan – Family Birth, Mindy Thornton – ER, Heidi Kennedy – ICU, Qona Johnson – Pulse Cardiac, Adrienne Berg – PCU, Anne Landen – ER, Jorie Gliane – Float Pool
Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Representative at 1 800 231‑8482 ext. 3117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.