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COVID-19 news, answers and resources
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions, find links to the best resources, and see the latest updates from WSNA related to COVID-19. Information is changing constantly, and we're updating this page on an ongoing basis.
Update on sabbatical program and option to rescind by end of this week
WSNA met with PeaceHealth administration on May 13 and continued our push to secure an agreement with administration to clarify that nurses volunteering for the“sabbatical” is equivalent to standby unemployment, aka a furlough or a short-term layoff, and should be eligible for unemployment. While we did not reach agreement on that issue, we were able to get management to give nurses the option to rescind their sabbatical application by the end of this week, prior to them being processed next week.
As it stands, you will likely NOT be eligible for unemployment under the current voluntary sabbatical program. If you wish to rescind your application, you can do so before the end of this week by May 16 by clicking on the “contact us” on page 1 of the application or you may send written communication to your manager stating your wish to rescind your application for the voluntary sabbatical program.
Please stay tuned for additional updates and contact your WSNA Nurse Representative with any questions.
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.