On Dec. 29, 2020, your contract negotiation team met with hospital management for the first time. We gave them our opening proposal which was based on your feedback provided to us in the contract negotiation survey. Our proposal is fair and calls on the hospital to make changes that attract and retain quality and committed nurses. Issues such as staffing and workplace violence dominated our initial discussion.
Our next meeting with hospital administration is set for Jan. 22, 2020.
Reminder, please make sure that we have your personal (non-work) email address. Your personal email is the fastest way to receive timely updates. Please contact your Nurse Rep to update your email address. If we have your current email and you are not receiving updates, you may need to change your email settings to allow emails from WSNA to go from junk/spam to your inbox. If you do this and are still not receiving emails, please contact WSNA and ask for the membership department. You can also view updates on the WSNA Grays Harbor Community Hospital page found on the wsna.org website.
your negotiating team: — Jason Kindle, Ryan Housden, Kala Winter, Bunni Schave, Jennifer Reynolds, Jayme Garrison, Michelle Phillips, Kim Scott, Torie Andersen
Please contact Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Rep, at telmore@WSNA.org or 206 – 575-7979 ext. 3117 with questions or to find out what you can do to get a fair contract!
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.