Vice Chair

Josef Mansour



Liz Tassani


Grievance Officer

Tiffany Guyette

Float Pool (Night Shift)


Grievance Officer

Grace Jones


WSNA staff contact

Latest update

We have reached a TA!

WSNA has reached a tentative agreement at UWMC Northwest for the contract starting July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2025.

Your team of registered nurses is excited to share this great achievement for RNs working at UWMC! Your voices were heard, and we focused on wages as the #1 priority.

Unlike traditional bargaining, WSNA made no concessions (no takeaways!) for the contract beginning July 1, 2023. Everything we achieved represented an improvement to the existing contract.

Your team achieved a wage package that includes a 4% wage increase January 1, 2023, 9% July 1, 2023 and another 3% July 1, 2024. Along with the 5% wage increase from August 1 of this year, that is a whopping 21% for all nurses. On top of that, we have also agreed to an additional 2% raise for all RNs on steps 1-5 of the wage scale so as to attract and retain new grads and younger RNs to UWMC.

We also achieved:

  • Immediate pay for movement to a higher paid position (this removes the 5-day waiting period)
  • An increase in standby premium from $4.25/hr to $7!
  • An expanded definition of preceptor pay to include receiving the premium for precepting travelers and senior students fulfilling their practicum
  • Double time for all for all time over 12-hours (aligning with ML)
  • Shift differential if working a majority of hours on evenings or nights and will receive that differential for the entirety of the shift!
  • A new Double Time Incentive Shift MOU that begins October 1, 2022
  • MSN or MN premium move up 1-step with proof of degree
  • House Supervisors will now receive the float premium pay of $5 (aligning with ML)

To vote on the contract you must be a WSNA member in good standing (dues paying member). If you need assistance, please reach out to our organizer Will Nesper at WNesper@wsna.org.

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Vote date set for October 18 in the Medical Arts Building Computer Lab 112. Voting times will be from

  • 0600-0830
  • 1400-1630
  • 1800-2030

Congrats to everyone who worked countless hours to make these negotiations an amazing success.

Your bargaining team recommends a “YES” vote!

Your bargaining team members,
Elizabeth Tassani
Grace Jones
Heidi Glendenning
Kari Christianson
Josef Mansour
Jerrome Sicat

If you have any questions, please reach out to your WSNA nurse representatives:
Stephenie Troftgruben (stroftgruben@wsna.org
Sara Frey (Sfrey@wsna.org)

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Resources and tools

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.

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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.