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Officers

Chair

Meri Bukovinsky

CDU

208-739-3439

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Vice Chair

Jamie Woodall

FSED

(509) 572-1091

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Secretary/Treasurer

Vanessa Douglas

ICU

352-682-0342

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Grievance Officer

Jillian Martin

ED

(509) 308-3751

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Grievance Officer

Anita R. Dennis

PAU

(509) 781-3011

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Member-at-Large

Yaamen Aldaas

9 RP-Step Down

509-771-0326

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WSNA staff contact

Latest update

April 2022 Newsletter

Kadlec Annual Nurses' Breakfast

May 6
6 a.m. - noon

LOCATION: From Goethals, R into EMS entrance, immediate R
Catering by Nena
European Desserts & Appetizers

The T-Shirts are in. We will be distributing at the breakfast. If you can not make it, your Unit Rep will distribute to you.

We look forward to seeing you!

Unit Rep Training

We are still looking for Unit Reps. The training is free. If you are interested in keeping your unit quickly informed sign up for a class today!

If you have questions, contact Ryan Rosenkranz, our Nurse Organizer rrosenkranz@wsna.org or 206-867-4627

Pre-Bargaining Survey! We need your voice.

Please complete before May 15

We have been hearing from several nurses being called for a “Fact Finding Meeting” This is also known as an investigatory meeting. To be safe, please reach out. Your Officers and Nurse Rep is here for you!

What to do if you are called into a meeting?

First ask: “What is the purpose of this meeting?”

Then make the following statement: “If this meeting could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion."

I understand that there are many of you that may be afraid to make this bold statement to your manager; but these are your rights. If you have a gut feeling that the meeting you are going to attend seems unusual, please go with your gut feeling. Give one of your officers or the WSNA Rep a call and let’s talk.

To view your Weingarten Rights, flip your badge buddy over and read.

New officer

Welcome Anita Dennis (PAU) as our second Grievance Officer.

We are still looking for a second Member at Large. Let us know if you are interested.

For any questions or concerns, please contact one of the officers or the Nurse Rep

Meri Bukovinsky (CDU) Chair
Cell: 208-739-3439 hart.meri@gmail.com

Jamie Woodall (FSED) Co-Chair
Cell: 509-572-1091 jamie.orrr237@gmail.com

Vanessa Douglas (ICU) Secretary/Treasurer
Cell: 352-682-0342 vanessa.p.douglas@gmail.com

Yaamen Aldaas (9 RP) Member at Large
Cell: 509-771-0326 yaamen.aldaas@gmail.com

Jillian Martin (ED) Grievance Officer
Cell: 509-308-3751 Blondiejilli@yahoo.com

Anita Dennis (PAU) Grievance Officer
Cell: 509-781-3011 ardennis@rocketmail.com

Laurie Robinson, WSNA Nurse Representative
lrobinson@wsna.org

Thank you for being a WSNA Member!

YOU ARE WSNA!

Resources and tools

Nominate an outstanding local unit leader for 2022 Local Unit Awards

The WSNA Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare is proud to announce the Local Unit Awards to be presented during the 2022 Union Leader­ship Confer­ence on April 24 — 26, 2022 at the Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, Washington. Please nominate someone that you feel has done an outstanding job as a local unit leader by the Feb. 25 deadline.

Submit a nomination

Document unsafe conditions

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.

Representation rights

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.