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Stand with Providence nurses in Oregon


Friday, June 7, the Oregon Nurses Association gave their 10 day strike notice to Providence covering Providence St. Vincent, Providence Willamette Falls, Providence Newberg, Providence Hood River, Providence Medford, and Providence Milwaukie, telling Providence enough is enough. Over 3,000 nurses will join in solidarity taking a stand for their patients and the community beginning June 18, 2024, at 6 a.m.

Providence is trying to hire strike-break nurses right now.

We strongly encourage all nurses to stand in solidarity with these ONA members and not accept travel nurse contracts scheduled to start in June or July for these employers.

Let's help support our fellow UNION Providence RNs! You can help by standing on the picket line in solidarity at any of the above locations on June 18, 19 or 20 from 0600-2000. Be sure to take pictures and wear your WSNA shirts and gear if you go! It would also be helpful to sign the petition below!

Questions? Contact your local unit officers or Nurse Rep Travis E. Nelson, RN, at Telmore@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

As a union member, you have the right to have a representative present in any meetings with management that could potentially lead to disciplinary action against you.

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.

Find out more about this crucial right and how to exercise it to ensure your fair treatment and protection.

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Continuing education offerings

Enhance your professional competency with WSNA's free online courses.

Earn CNE contact hours through topics like Cultural Humility, Telehealth Assessment, Workplace Violence Prevention, and more. Convenient and self-paced, our courses provide practical knowledge for your daily work. Expand your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest nursing practices.

Visit cne.wsna.org