On July 19 and 20, 2021, your contract negoti­a­tion team met with hospital admin­is­tra­tion for our first two negoti­a­tion sessions. We gave them our proposals which include compet­i­tive wage increases, improve­ments to staffing language, a perma­nent incen­tive pay program, a proposal to discourage manda­tory overtime, parity for clinic RNs and other proposals. We pushed back on manage­ment attacks on per diem and relief RNs.

We meet next with manage­ment on September 9 and 10. Hospital admin­is­tra­tion has committed to giving us their compre­hen­sive proposal at that time.


We are working on sched­uling a local unit meeting to discuss negoti­a­tions with you! We have tenta­tively set September 14 in the late afternoon/​evening as a date for a union meeting. Stay tuned for details!

Contact membership@wsna.org if you are not getting postcards and E‑Mails from WSNA! Please remember to check your junk mail!

In Solidarity,
your negoti­ating team: — Karla Fowler, Local Unit Chair – ICU; Sarah Rice, Member at Large – Cath Lab; Mike Rogen, Member at Large – ER; Jennifer Buckhalter, Griev­ance Officer – Oncology; Elena Brent – Clinics; Chris­tine Mitchell – Float Pool; Leslie Royce – Labor and Delivery; Eliza­beth Brass­field – Medical; Kathy Arnesen – Surgical; Laura Jensen – OR; Annie Johnson – Pre Op

Please contact Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Rep at telmore@WSNA.org or 206 – 575-7979 ext. 3117 with questions or to find out what you can do to get a fair contract!