Negotiation update #11 and Call to Action

Our eleventh contract negotiation session took place yesterday April 9, 2018. This was our 3rd session with the PERC mediator. Your bargaining team has fought, and will continue to fight, for a contract that respects the contributions that nurses make to Island Hospital.

The hospital has maintained its unacceptable demand to for incentive pay tied to Press-Ganey scores. In addition, they have continued to push an agenda of takeaways from our contract language while rejecting the safe staffing committee language that we want to keep our patients safe.

We are scheduled to meet for another session on April 23, 2018.

It is time for all of us to step up and show management that we deserve a fair contract and we want it now.

Your negotiating team members are distributing window signs to place in cars, home windows and business windows. We are also distributing YARD signs and postcards, and we are asking for your help!

Tomorrow, Wednesday 4/11 we will be parked on 25th and Commercial from 2:30 – 4:30 pm distributing signs and postcards. Come pick them up! If you aren’t able to come by tomorrow just let one of us know and we will get them to you.

NOW is the time to take ACTION!

In Solidarity,

Your WSNA/Island Hospital Negotiating Team: Rozetta Ludwigsen, Chair - Oncology; Jeanne Chudy, Co-Chair - Acute Care; Kimberly McClure, Secretary/Treasurer – Family Birth Center; Sara Beadles, Grievance Officer – OR; Chris Storm, Grievance Officer – PACU

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Sue O’Donnell at (206) 575-7979, ext. 3045 or at sodonnell@wsna.org.