On Tuesday, July 27, we experi­enced a great turnout of enthu­si­astic RNs to vote on the ratifi­ca­tion of our Collec­tive Bargaining Agree­ment between UWMC North­west and Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.

This vote passed by an overwhelming majority.

Thanks to all nurses who kept each other engaged, informed, and wearing WSNA blue on their units. Manage­ment indicated that they knew they were negoti­ating with the entire bargaining unit, not just those at the table. Now is the time to build on this engage­ment. If you are Unit Rep, curious, or want to learn about ways to develop your bargaining power, contact WSNA Nurse Organizer Annie Mansfield at amansfield@wsna.org.

We want to extend a huge thanks to all of the RNs that offered their voices and perspec­tives on all of the issues. We also want to thank the dedicated bargaining team consisting of your RN colleagues that spent hundreds of hours securing a fair and just contract for RNs at UWMC-Northwest.

Your 2021 WSNA bargaining team members,
Josef Mansour — ED,

Brook Dodd — SCU,

Hugh M McGowan — Neigh­bor­hood Clinics,

Tiffany Guyette — Float,

Samuel Alemu — MS,

Heidi Glenden­ning — Birth Center,

Rebekah Aguilar — Birth Center,

Eliza­beth Tassani – ED,

Tom Booze — ED

If you know or run into any of these folks, please thank them for their time and dedica­tion to holding Manage­ment account­able and keeping UWMC-North­west a great place to work.

In Solidarity,

Terri Williams, MS, RN
WSNA Nurse Representative/​Resource Specialist

Questions? Contact Terri Williams at twilliams@wsna.org or WSNA Nurse Organizer Annie Mansfield at amansfield@wsna.org