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Concerns and questions about your safety and safe staffing?
WSNA Senior Director of Labor Chris­tine Watts, MN, RN and WSNA Occupa­tional and Environ­mental Health Specialist Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN‑S will be holding cafeteria time to hear your questions and concerns.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7 – 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Be in the know. Attend a post negoti­a­tions meeting. Get the latest negoti­a­tion update and add your voice to the conversation: 

  • Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 – 8 p.m. in Columbia rooms 2 & 3 on the 3rd floor of the Mountain Pavilion.
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Wear your buttons and show your union solidarity. Take pictures in your units wearing the buttons and holding signs of support for our team and each other (examples: United for Safety, RNs deserve a fair contract, Protect our Nurses). Email those pictures to WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Carmen Garrison at or text to 206 – 491-9424.

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More media coverage of the assault on Ashley Leilani Schade and three nurses in the Emergency Depart­ment at Kadlec. Read the Tri-City Herald article

Additional assault charges expected
from the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office expected this week related to the attack in the ER earlier this month. Stay tuned for more information.

Hold the date for the Nurses Speak event with legis­la­tors and candi­dates. This event is a unique oppor­tu­nity for them to hear about the challenges you face on the job every day: October 17, 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel in Kennewick.

Add your voice to our Workplace Violence & Safe Staffing Survey. Just 1 out of every 4 respon­dents so far say they have enough staff the to handle the workload on their unit. What about your unit?

In solidarity,

Your local unit officers:

Jacob Garcia, Vice Chair

Vanessa Douglas, Secre­tary

Joan Guercia, Treasurer

Martha Galvez, Chair

Kathy Peot, Griev­ance

Toni Ledridge, Griev­ance Officer

Raquel Johnson, Member-at-Large