Sara Frey, JD, BSN, RN Send email 206-575-7979, ext. 3039
Posted Apr 9, 2021
UW Northwest negotiations continue
Your negotiation team met with management on April 8 for our second session. Management provided an economic presentation as well as presenting a significant number of proposals which it will take our team some time to review. Our next session is April 22. We will continue to provide updates which will become more detailed as we progress in bargaining.
It is more important than ever that you submit Staffing Complaint/ADO Forms to aid in providing data on the topic of staffing and breaks. It takes just 90 seconds to log an ADO using this online ADO form. It is vital for the safety of your patients that you fill out a Staffing Complaint/ADO Form EVERY time your unit is short staffed RNs or support staff. ADOs can be about unit staffing as a whole and not necessarily about an individual assignment. This is the best way to document staffing shortfalls and create a path to positive change. Please be sure to account for every missed or late break and/or meal.
Please be sure that WSNA has your current contact information including your email address. This will ensure that you receive timely updates. Updates can also be found at: https://www.wsna.org/union/northwest-hospital Questions? Please contact your Nurse Rep, Sara Frey, at email@example.com (206) 575‑7979, ext. 3039, WSNA Organizer Annie Mansfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to one of your team members.
In solidarity, your 2021 WSNA negotiation team — 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 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.
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.