WSNA staff contact
WSNA staff contact
Updates on tuition reimbursement/loan repayment
On July 31, your officer team met with management in conference committee and advocated for a meaningful tuition or loan program to assist nurses with obtaining advancement in education. We have received indication this will be a part of benefit conversations and anticipate more updates soon.
Nurses and 1:1 recognition of experience
On July 31, your officer team also discussed the issue of wage restep for nurses current employed. KVH has indicated they will be conducting an audit of all wage resteps that have been submitted to date. At this time we do not have additional updates as this is an ongoing discussion.
Nurse staffing committee
We met on August 14 for nurse staffing committee to discuss staffing grids in preparation for grid evaluation. We have not completed all units at this time and the discussion is ongoing. If you are interested in involvement for nurse staffing committee please contact any officer or your nurse representative.
Have you heard, “I don’t receive communications from WSNA"? There may be many factors causing issues. Some email clients filter communications to junk (adding email@example.com as a trusted contact may help avoid that) or if you have opted out of email communication from WSNA at any WSNA represented facility you may need to be added to receive communications. Your nurse representative or the WSNA membership team can help troubleshoot these issues.
Local unit meeting
As your officers start to settle in, we are planning a local unit meeting. Stay tuned for details.
Welcome your roster of officers!
Kara Henderson- Chair
Donna McCune- Co-Chair
Hanni Johnson- Secretary
Jordan Simon -Membership
Anji Bryant - Grievance
Erik Berkas – Treasurer
Questions? Contact your nurse representative Shawn Mork – firstname.lastname@example.org.
2024 Nurse Lobby Day
WSNA members, stand up in Olympia for nurses and speak with legislators about the issues.
WSNA nurses reach tentative agreement with Virginia Mason
The TA comes after 19 bargaining sessions, an informational picket, and a complaint filed with Labor and Industries over workplace safety.
November 9, 2023
WSNA calls for investigation of workplace violence at Virginia Mason Medical Center
Attacks occurring more frequently than what WSNA has seen at other hospitals
October 26, 2023
Washington State Nurses Association stands in solidarity with striking PeaceHealth workers
WSNA files an unfair labor practice over threats to withhold health insurance
October 23, 2023
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.
As a union member, you have the right to have a representative present in any meetings with management that could potentially lead to disciplinary action against you.
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.
Find out more about this crucial right and how to exercise it to ensure your fair treatment and protection.
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