Grays Harbor Community Hospital


Negotiations update

On October 7, 2019 your contract negotiation team met with hospital management for the 1st 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 retain quality and committed nurses!

Our next meeting is set for Nov. 5. It is our expectation that management will give us their full proposal at this meeting.

We are working on scheduling a local unit meeting to get your feedback. Stay tuned for details!

Reminder - Please make sure we have your personal (non-work) email address. Your personal email is the fastest way to receive timely updates.

In Solidarity,

your negotiating team: -

Jason Kindle, Kala Winter, Bunni Schave,

Jennifer Reynolds, Jayme Garrison, Michelle Phillips, Rachel Stum

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.

New nurse rep

Please welcome your new WSNA nurse representative, Travis Elmore

As of August 16, 2019, Travis Elmore will be your WSNA nurse representative. Travis can be reached at telmore@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3117.

I have decided to leave my employment at WSNA. It has been both an honor and a pleasure working with all of you and I wish you the best. I know you will be in good hands with Travis.

Sincerely,

Michele Rose, BSN, RN
WSNA Nurse Representative

Contract negotiation survey reminder

It’s not too late to let your team know!

The current contract between WSNA and Grays Harbor Community Hospital expires October 31, 2019. This survey is our first step in our preparation for contract negotiations. Your input is critical to determining our priorities as we head to the bargaining table. It is vital that we know your issues and concerns prior to the start of the negotiations.

Don’t wait, take a moment to complete this survey now.

The power of representation comes from the willingness of registered nurses to unite; our strength is in unity! Remember in order for WSNA to be an effective, strong and influential voice at the bargaining table, we need your support and involvement!

Act now! The survey closes August 22, 2019.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Travis Elmore at telmore@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3117.

It’s Contract Negotiation Survey Time!

Our current contract between WSNA/GHCH expires October 31, 2019, so it is time for the Contract Negotiation Survey. This survey will assist the team in preparation for contract negotiations. Your input is critical in determining our priorities as we head to the bargaining table. Take a moment to complete this survey by August 22, 2019.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering to be a member of the Negotiating Team please contact one of us or WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose.

Your local unit officers:

Jason Kindle RN, LU Chair
Kala Winter RN, LU Secretary
Jennifer Reynolds RN, LU Treasurer
Bunni Schave RN, LU Grievance Officer
Jayme Garrison RN, LU Grievance Officer


Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose at mrose@wsna.org or 1 800-231-8482, ext. 3012.

New online ADO forms

Not getting your breaks? Working short staffed? Floating to areas without proper orientation? Fill out a Staffing Complaint / Assignment Despite Objection form today.

WSNA is excited to announce that online ADO forms are finally here!

  • Nurses are standing together for safe staffing andcompleting a Staffing Complaint/ADO form is the first step.
  • This new online form can be accessed through your phone making it simple and quick.
  • Copies of the submitted online form will automatically be sent to you, your local unit chair, co/vice chair, staffing committee co-chairs, WSNA nurse rep and manager (if you designate).

You can find the online form at wsna.org/ADO. For any questions, your nurse representative is here to help. Contact WSNA Nurse Rep Michele Rose, RN at mrose@wsna.org or at 206-575-7979, ext. 3012.

Come meet with me!

On Tuesday March 26, 2019, I will be in the Hospital’s cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. If you have any contract concerns or WSNA questions, please come and meet with me.

In solidarity!

WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose, RN

1-800-231-8482, ext. 3012 or mrose@wsna.org

Come say Hello!

I will be in your hospital’s cafeteria Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. I’m looking forward to meeting and working with all of you on any Contract concerns that you may have. Please come and meet me.

Michele Rose RN, WSNA Nurse Representative

1 800 231-8482 ext. 3012

mrose@wsna.org

Announcing changes in WSNA nurse representative

Please welcome WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose, RN. Michele will be taking over all new issues as they arise at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. I will finish up most of the outstanding matters to their conclusion and assist Michele in the coming months, as needed.

Michele can be reached at mrose@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3012.

It has been a pleasure working with all of the Grays Harbor RNs. I am continuing my work here at WSNA as a nurse representative with a few new assignments. I will miss the Grays Harbor nurses but know you will be in good hands with Michele.

All my best to you,

Pat McClure, RN
WSNA Nurse Rep
206-575-7979, ext. 3110
pmcclure@wsna.org

It's that time again!

Start thinking about what you want to see in your upcoming contract. Most importantly, what are you personally willing to do to achieve those things? Are you willing to represent your peers by being on the negotiating team? Would you rather be a Unit Representative (communications conduit with your Local Unit Officers) who brings your nurses issues and concerns forward and be willing to post updates as needed? Every unit and every shift needs a Unit Rep.

We want to leave you with this message, your participation is paramount to getting the contract you want.

Remember, Unionism is a contact sport, not a sit on the bench on the sidelines to see what happens. You must get into the game!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Your Local Unit Officers; Jason, Delvin, Kala and Bunni

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Pat McClure at pmcclure@wsna.org.

Stay in the know: come out to the next local unit meeting!

Local unit meeting

April 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room A.

Come share what is happening on your unit with the twelve (12) hour shifts and decreased numbers of staff.

  • Are you filling out the ADO FORMS when you are given an assignment that is unsafe for you or your patients?
  • Are you getting your Breaks and Lunches?

Please take the time to let your nurse rep know how the changes are impacting your work life.

Pizza and sodas will be served, come join us!

Your leadership team: Delvin, Jason, Kala and Bunn