Posted Mar 24, 2023
March on the boss!
On March 2, 2023, we presented the petition and impact statements to the CNE, Christin Gordanier, and Cindy Jo Allen, the director of surgical services. We had 93% of the staff sign the petition! The petition supports nurses getting the Daily overtime premium (anything over 12-hrs on July 1, 2023, will be double time), the three-hour minimum, and the call premium (which will increase to $7/hr. July 1, 2023) while continuing the practice of scheduling a call shift directly after a regularly scheduled shift. UWMC-NW is holding firm to the position that the Kronos system cannot handle paying all the premiums. WSNA has an information request asking for additional information.
WSNAs stance is that the nurses required to take call should receive all the premiums outlined in the contract. To try and reach an amicable resolution, the employer has stated that nurses will be permitted to schedule a call shift the day before a regularly scheduled shift. UWMC-NW labor relations has also offered that nurses may continue to schedule call after a regularly scheduled shift IF the nurses are willing to waive the daily overtime premium.
If you have questions or concerns about this issue, please contact your nurse rep Stephenie Troftgruben (email@example.com)
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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.