Arbor Health Morton Hospital and Clinics

New online ADO forms

Not getting your breaks? Working short staffed? Floating to areas without proper orientation? Fill out a Staffing Complaint / Assignment Despite Objection form today.

WSNA is excited to announce that online ADO forms are finally here!

  • Nurses are standing together for safe staffing andcompleting a Staffing Complaint/ADO form is the first step.
  • This new online form can be accessed through your phone making it simple and quick.
  • Copies of the submitted online form will automatically be sent to you, your local unit chair, co/vice chair, staffing committee co-chairs, WSNA nurse rep and manager (if you designate).

You can find the online form at wsna.org/ADO. For any questions, your nurse representative is here to help. Contact WSNA Nurse Rep Michele Rose, RN at mrose@wsna.org or at 206-575-7979, ext. 3012.

The first day of contract negotiations is complete!

We presented contract proposals that we feel are needed to recruit and retain nursing staff and to aid us in providing safe patient care at the hospital and clinics. We heard from you that affordable health care premiums, increased wages, PTO accrual, vacation request concerns and safe staffing are important, so this is what we voiced along with some other concerns to management through our proposal. Management will be giving us their proposals and, hopefully, will provide responses to what we have asked at our next contract negotiation session on April 19, 2019. Stay tuned!

Please be sure to frequent this webpage for updates and asks.

In solidarity,

Colleen Littlejohn, Wes McMahan, Laurie Stargel and Melanie Pyles

If you have any questions, please speak with one of us or contact WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose at (800) 231-8482, ext. 3012 or mrose@wsna.org.

Morton Hospital & Clinics Nurses, contract negotiations are about begin!

We are proud to be your 2019 Contact Negotiating Team:

Colleen Littlejohn, Wes McMahan, Laurie Stargel and Melanie Pyles.

Thanks to all who took the time to complete the negotiations survey. Your input was extremely helpful in deciding what our local units’ priorities were for this year’s contract negotiations. Our goal is to get the best contract for all of us. We anticipate that contract negotiations may be challenging again this year.

Our first day of contract negotiations is March 27, 2019.

What we need from all of you is to be ready to support our efforts when the ask comes through. Our request may be to wear a WSNA button, make a call, help post information or attend a meeting. Be ready!

Please be sure to frequent this web page for updates and asks.

If you have any questions please speak with one of us or contact WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose at 1-800-231-8482, ext. 3012 or mrose@wsna.org

Join us for our local unit meeting on Jan. 29

WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose will be at Rivers Coffeehouse & Bistro (212 Main St., Morton, WA) on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 5:45-7 p.m.

We want to hear your thoughts on our upcoming contract negotiations.

Come and join us!

In Solidarity,

Colleen & Wes, LU Co-Chairs

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose, RN at 1-800 231-8482, ext. 3012 or at mrose@wsna.org.

It's contract negotiation survey time!

Our current contract between WSNA/Arbor Health expires March 31, 2019, so it is time for the Contract Negotiation Survey. This survey will assist the team in preparation for contract negotiations. Your input is critical in determining our priorities as we head to the bargaining table.

It is vital that WSNA and the team know your issues and concerns prior to starting negotiations. Please complete this survey by Jan. 31, 2019.

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering to be a member of the negotiating team, please contact one of us or our WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose, mrose@wsna.org or 1.800.231.8482, ext. 3012.

Co-Chair: Colleen Littlejohn, RN

Co-Chair: Wesley McMahan, RN

Treasurer: Teresa Moore, RN

Announcing changes in WSNA nurse representative

Please welcome WSNA Nurse Representative Michele Rose, RN. Michele will be taking over all new issues as they arise at Morton/Lewis County Hospital. I will finish up most of the outstanding matters to their conclusion and assist Michele in the coming months, as needed.

Michele can be reached at mrose@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3012.

It has been a pleasure working with all of the Morton/Lewis RNs. I am continuing my work here at WSNA as a nurse representative with a few new assignments. I will miss the Morton/Lewis nurses but know you will be in good hands with Michele.

All my best to you,

Pat McClure, RN
WSNA Nurse Rep
206-575-7979, ext. 3110

Local unit officer elections

It is that time again! We are opening the local unit for the election of officers.

First, we need to have nurses step forward to be nominated or to nominate themselves for an office.

We will need to fill the positions of chair, co-chair, secretary, treasurer and grievance officer.

This is your opportunity to help lead this unit forward to be involved and active. There is not a huge time commitment and your time will be well spent.

The unit will be open for two weeks to collect nominations and then a ballot will be sent out for you to cast your vote. Think about running for an office; there will be on the job training available.