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NW hospital has indicated that they wish to switch to a self-scheduling model stating it will cut down on “balancing” the schedule each time. Nurses would submit preferences however, management would still have to balance the schedule depending on those selections and there would be no guarantee one would receive their preferences. There may be advantages with each system depending on an individual’s preferences and situation. Some examples might be that with a set pattern, you know in advance what your schedule will be so there is more predictability. With self-scheduling you may have more flexibility but less predictability with each schedule. WSNA has demanded to bargain over this matter. Please assist us in this matter by taking this very short survey.
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.