2020 Union Leadership Conference

March 29-31, 2020

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Let's build our future!

This March, don’t miss WSNA’s annual labor training event at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, Washington. Join nurses from around the state as we convene to get an update on the national and state labor scenes, to learn how to be more effective leaders in our own workplaces, to celebrate our successes, and to strategize for what’s coming next.

Connect, learn and celebrate.

Get updates from featured speakers from the American Federation of Teachers and Washington State Labor Council on the national and state labor scenes, hear life-changing stories from nurses who battled opioid addiction, discover ways to prevent and respond to radiation exposure, learn techniques to lead in your workplace, celebrate our successes, strategize for what’s coming next, and more! This year’s event features the Nightingale Musical, a special dinner theater presentation to commemorate Florence Nightingale’s 100th birthday!



1200 – 1330
Early Registration

1300 – 1455
Local Unit Council Meeting

1500 – 1600
Running Your Nurse Staffing Committee

Sara Frey and Hanna Welander

1600 – 1700
Advanced Grievance Resolution

Travis Elmore and Ed Zercher

1730 – 2000
Nightingale: A Musical Regarding the Life & Passionate Nature of Miss Florence Nightingale


0730 – 0830

0830 – 0900
Welcome and Introductions

0900 – 1000
Our National Landscape

Randi Weingarten, AFT

1030 – 1100
Our State Labor Landscape

Larry Brown, WSLC

1100 – 1200

Moderated by Anne Tan Piazza


1300 – 1500
Catch Me If You Can

Rodrigo and Claudia Garcia

1530 – 1630
Mandatory Reporting

Margaret Holm, JD, RN

1800 – 1900

LEGO theme-related costume fun!

1900 – 2100
Awards Banquet


0730 – 0815

0815 – 0830
Group Photo

Wear WSNA shirts

0845 – 1015
Breakout Sessions 1

Coalition Bargaining — Pros and Cons
David Campbell, JD

Paid Family Leave Act — What do you need to know?
Mike Sanderson, JD

Facebook – Best Practices for Local Units
Matt Vivion, Digital Media Specialist

Political Advocacy — The Role of Your Local Unit
Jennifer Muhm, MPA and Katharine Weiss, MPA

1100 – 1230
Breakout Sessions 2

How to Avoid a Duty of Fair Representation (DFR) Charge
David Campbell, JD

Radiation Exposure — It Can Happen to You!
Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S

Organizing Campaigns — What Works?
Tara Goode, MSML, BA, BSN, RN

Negotiation Strategies
Mike Sanderson, JD

Conference Wrap-up


Join us at Campbell's Resort on the shores of Lake Chelan.

Campbell’s Resort, our host hotel, is situated on the waterfront, right in the heart of the city of Chelan.

To ensure you receive the best rate when staying at Campbell's Resort during the conference, please call their reservation line at (800) 553-8225 or (509) 682-2561 and mention WSNA group block number 469683. Guests are unable to reserve online under our group block number.

You'll find a lot to do in Chelan. The charming lakeside town and surrounding area are home to a water park, four golf courses, and numerous wineries. The downtown area, just steps from the resort, features shops, cafes and bars, and a riverfront park.

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Chelan is located near the center of Washington State, 180 miles east of Seattle and 160 miles west of Spokane. Major airline service is available from Wenatchee, 36 miles to the south.


This year, registration for WSNA members is free. (Travel and lodging costs are not included – check with your local unit officers to see if reimbursement is available.)