2020 Union Leadership Conference #

Nov. 8 – 10, 2020 #

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Let's build our future! #

This November, 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.

Original date postponed #

Due to social distancing recom­men­da­tions by CDC and the Office of the Governor of Washington State related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have resched­uled the confer­ence origi­nally planned for March, 2020. It will now be held on Nov. 8 – 10. We apolo­gize for any incon­ve­nience caused by this change. The safety of our members and staff is always our highest priority.


If you have already regis­tered to attend, we will automat­i­cally transfer your regis­tra­tion to the November event. If you cannot make the new date, you can cancel your regis­tra­tion through Eventbrite.

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!


Sunday #

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

Monday #

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

1200 – 1300

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

Tuesday #

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

Chelan #

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.

Registration #

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.)