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Chair

Colleen Littlejohn

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Secretary

Laurie Stargel

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Treasurer

Melanie Pyles

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Grievance Officer

Colleen Littlejohn

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Latest update

Contract negotiations update

On May 20 and 23, your contract negotiation team met with hospital administration for our fourth and fifth negotiation sessions. Although progress was made on issues such as shift rotation and premiums, your bargaining team remains disappointed that management is not listening when it comes to our desire for staffing language, fairness when awarding extra shifts and pay that will attract and retain nurses. Time and time again hospital administration dismissed your concerns as being a matter of “perception” and not “reality”.

We currently are working on scheduling additional negotiation dates for June.

Your bargaining team is asking that all nurses wear a “I Support My Bargaining Team” sticker to show your support for a fair contract. Contact Colleen, Melanie or Carey for stickers.

Thank you to all of you who joined the Arbor Health Community Hospital Board Meeting last month! Your bargaining team is again asking you to join this month’s Arbor Health Community Hospital Board meeting to show your support for a FAIR CONTRACT. The board meets next on May 25, 2022, at 1530 on ZOOM.

We are working on scheduling a union meeting so that we may provide a more personal negotiation update. STAY TUNED!

Contact membership@wsna.org if you are not getting postcards and emails from WSNA. Please remember to check your junk mail.

In Solidarity,

your negotiating team: Colleen Littlejohn, Local Unit Chair; Melanie Pyles, Treasurer; Carey Young

Please contact Travis Elmore Nelson, WSNA Nurse Rep at telmore@WSNA.org or 206-575-7979 ext. 3117 with questions or to find out what you can do to get a fair contract.

Resources and tools

Nominate an outstanding local unit leader for 2022 Local Unit Awards

The WSNA Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare is proud to announce the Local Unit Awards to be presented during the 2022 Union Leader­ship Confer­ence on April 24 — 26, 2022 at the Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, Washington. Please nominate someone that you feel has done an outstanding job as a local unit leader by the Feb. 25 deadline.

Submit a nomination

Document unsafe conditions

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.

Representation rights

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.