Your Kadlec WSNA Officers reached out to the CEO to request a meeting to discuss the challenges and hardships we are facing daily. There was no response from the CEO.

Shortly after, rumors began circling that Kadlec had offered an incen­tive bonus and WSNA was holding it up. Inter­esting, at that time, we had not received any communication.

Finally, after a period, we were given an offer from Kadlec. We made attempts at a counter proposal because we feel that nurses are worth more and should be treated as such. Reten­tion speaks loudly. However, Kadlec was not willing to negotiate, period.

There­fore, the one and only offer from Kadlec (shown below) has been approved by your officers.

Incen­tive bonuses will be provided to bargaining unit members on the following basis:

  • Nurses employed by the ministry as of August 26, 2021, working a .5 FTE or above will receive a $2,000.00 bonus on the September 17, 2021, paycheck;
  • Nurses employed by the ministry as of August 26, 2021, working as per diem or below a .5 FTE will receive a minimum $125.00 to up to $2,000.00 bonus, pro-rated based on produc­tive hours worked, on the September 17, 2021, paycheck;
  • Nurses employed by the ministry as of August 26, 2021, who remain employed by Kadlec as of March 31, 2022, working a .5 FTE or above will receive a second $2,000.00 bonus no later than their second paycheck following March 31, 2022;
  • Nurses employed by the ministry as of August 26, 2021, who remain employed by Kadlec as of March 31, 2022, working as per diem or below a .5 FTE will receive a minimum $125.00 to up to $2,000.00 bonus, pro-rated based on produc­tive hours worked, no later than their second paycheck following March 31, 2022;
  • Nurses must receive the first bonus amount to be eligible to receive the second bonus amount.

Immediate imple­men­ta­tion of $240 bonus (12-hour shift), $200 (10-hour shift) or $160 (8‑hour shift) for nurses who work an incen­tive shift during the period covering August 26, 2021 – December 31, 2021.

Criteria: Incen­tive shifts are deter­mined and identi­fied by manage­ment and must be beyond the nurse’s scheduled/​regularly assigned FTE and the nurse must work all regularly scheduled/​assigned shifts in the pay period.

  • This pay is in addition to any and all compen­sa­tion from the CBA and/​or FLSA and shall be paid in conjunc­tion with Overtime, Holiday, etc. 
  • However, Kadlec may, if deemed neces­sary by nursing leader­ship, call-off a nurse who has signed up for an incen­tive shift, due to low census and pursuant to the parties’ agreed upon low census process set forth in Article 6.12.
  • Incen­tive shifts shall be awarded equitably to nurses who volun­teer for open shifts.
  • If a nurse who is working an incen­tive shift is low censused during their incen­tive shift, that nurse will receive the extra shift incen­tive bonus for the full amount of the sched­uled incen­tive shift.
  • Per Diem caregivers may also be eligible for the extra shift incen­tive bonus if they work at least 0.60 FTE during a current pay period. If they work an incen­tive shift beyond their worked 0.60 FTE (e.g., a per diem RN is assigned and works four 12-hour shifts and picks-up a fifth 12-hour shift, then that nurse would be eligible for the extra shift incen­tive bonus for fifth shift worked in that pay period).

If you have any questions, please reach out to one of your officers or WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive

Laurie Robinson
Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive
lrobinson@wsna.org