On Oct. 19, 2021, your contract negoti­a­tion team met with hospital manage­ment for our fourth bargaining session. The team was disap­pointed with the lack of movement from the hospital on issues of impor­tance to the nurses. Manage­ment did not move on its proposal of 2% wage increases in each year of the contract. Addition­ally, management: 

  • is demanding that the acute care float pool be dismantled
  • is insisting that that RNs face possible disci­pline if they don’t report to work within 45 minutes of being called back
  • hasn’t addressed our incen­tive pay proposal
  • hasn’t adequately addressed our concerns with staffing and floating
  • agreed to maintain a 6 week schedule
  • withdrew their proposal to force relief RN’s to take manda­tory call

We meet next with manage­ment on Oct. 27!

Please display the negoti­a­tion car signs in your car window while at work. Also, please remember to wear your WSNA badge holders, stickers and buttons to show your support for a fair contract.

Contact membership@wsna.org if you are not getting postcards and emails from WSNA. Also, 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!