PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center


WSNA lobby time

Come talk to your WSNA officers and Nurse Representative in the PIMC lobbies. Please stop by with your questions/concerns/suggestions or just to say hi.

Look for the WSNA sign!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

6:30 - 8 a.m. in the upstairs lobby outside the Quiet Room
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the downstairs lobby under the stairwell
5 - 8 p.m. in the upstairs lobby outside the Quiet Room

Barbara Friesen WSNA Nurse Rep
1-800-231-8482, ext. 3056

bfriesen@wsna.org

It is almost time for contract negotiations again!

Our current contract between WSNA and PHPIMC expires March 31, 2019. The pre-negotiation survey is the first step in our preparation for contract negotiations. The information we get from the survey is the data we use in determining our priorities as we head to the bargaining table. For that reason, it is crucial that we know every nurse’s issues and concerns prior to the start of the negotiations.

Our power comes from the willingness of registered nurses to stand together – our strength is in unity! Remember, in order for WSNA to be an effective, strong and influential voice at the negotiation table, we need every member involved and working together.

Please take the survey now, and make sure every nurse at PHPIMC you know and work with takes it too.

In Solidarity,

Emily Mason-Chair, Suzanne Cochran - Co-Chair, Melissa Aylward - Secretary, Lesley Preysz – Grievance Officer and Barbara Friesen, Nurse Rep (bfriesen@wsna.org / 206-575-7979, ext. 3056)

​Family Medical Clinic ratification vote

WSNA and PeaceHealth successfully negotiated a tentative agreement regarding the terms and condition of bringing the Family Medical Clinic nurses into the existing PIMC contract. Now it is time for all of us to cast our ballots to ratify the agreement!

Date: Jan. 4, 2018

Place: Quiet Room

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.

  • Every PIMC WSNA member in good standing is entitled to vote.
  • There will be a Memorandum of Understanding available at the vote to review.
  • The negotiating team members recommend a yes vote and will be present to answer questions.

We hope to see you there!

In solidarity,

Your negotiating team; Emily Mason, Rose Carlson, Suzanne Cochran

Barbara Friesen, WSNA Nurse Representative
bfriesen@wsna.org
1(800)-231-8482, ext. 3056

PeaceHealth Clinic Nurses Go Union!

With a unanimous YES vote, the RNs at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Family Practice Clinic voted YES for union representation with the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).

They are joining their sisters and brothers in the existing WSNA/Peace Island Medical Center bargaining unit located in beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington.

We applaud them for making this decision and having the courage to stand together for what they believe is right!

In solidarity WSNA/PIMC Executive Team; Emily Mason, Heather Vogel, Arna Robins, Lesley Preysz

Bylaws Ratification Vote!

  • There will be a copy of the proposed Bylaws available at the vote for you to review before you cast your ballot.
  • Your WSNA Nurse Rep and Local Unit Officers will be present to answer questions.

Date: July 26, 2017

Times: 1700 – 2000
Place: Lobby outside the Quiet Room

Pay and PTO Final Resolution

The following is the agreement WSNA and PeaceHealth reached regarding Timeclock errors, Pay and PTO:

  1. If a missed timeclock punch is not corrected before 10:00 A.M. by either the nurse or the timekeeper/manager, a correction can be submitted to payroll by using the Previous Payroll Adjustment (PPA) form. If that form is received by 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday of payroll week, payroll will include the hours on the nurse’s regular paycheck. If the form is received after that date, a manual check will be run and mailed, to be delivered within 3 business days, if the dollar amount exceeds 5% of the nurse’s gross wages.
  2. Employer shall reimburse nurses for any PTO that was deducted to cover wages on days with missed punches provided WSNA and/or the nurse provide the information and a Previous Payroll Adjustment form attesting that the nurse worked the hours in question.
  3. Employer shall reimburse nurses for any bank charges incurred due to employer withholding pay provided WSNA and/or the nurse provide Kelly Fringle and/or Shawna Unger specific information to verify bank charges were incurred due to employer withholding pay.
  4. Employer shall provide additional My Time training as needed and shall share additional documents with nurses to improve the understanding of how the system should be used.
  5. The time nurses spend attesting to time shall be time worked.

Thank you to everyone who participated in resolving this issue.

Please contact your WSNA Nurse Rep if you have questions or concerns.