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.
SAVE THE DATE!
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!
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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!
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.