Your Negoti­a­tion Team has worked extremely hard toward a fair contract. After more than 16 hours at the negoti­a­tion table on Tuesday, we can announce that we have reached a tenta­tive agree­ment on a contract that your Negoti­a­tion Team is recom­mending!

Your contract Negoti­a­tion Team is working on securing a date and location for a ratifi­ca­tion vote. Details will be announced as soon as a decision is made!

The Tenta­tive Contract Highlights include: A 10.5 % wage increase over the life of the contract (3.5% retroac­tive to April 2020, 3.5% in April 2021 & 3.5% in April 2022); the second shift premium increases to $2.75/hr; the third shift premium increases to $4.50/hr; new $1.00/hr BSN, MN, MSN or PhD premium; educa­tion funds increased to $550 per nurse annually, expanded use for bereave­ment time; improved workplace violence protec­tion language; greater trans­parency in the low census process. Per Diems now have educa­tion dollars and educa­tion time. We fought off the employer proposal to give travelers priority over almost all other employees in the LC rotation. We fought off the employ­er’s proposal to expand where and when a nurse can float; and much more!

Thank you for all your support!

We could not have done this hard work without you.

You are WSNA!

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