Janine Lawrence


Vice Chair

Amy Gifford



Katherine Schmidt, RN


Grievance Officer

Trina Partain


WSNA staff contact

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Nurses Week celebration

Your local unit officers and WSNA wanted to celebrate you! Nurses stopped by to get their Nurses Week gift, free espresso, and breakfast/lunch. Your regional nurses association is Inland Empire Nurses Association (IENA). The WSNA represented facilities St. Luke's, Spokane Veterans Home, Holy Family, Sacred Heart, Spokane Regional Health District, Providence VNA, and Pullman Regional Hospital are covered by IENA. They offer annual continuing education events, leadership opportunities and scholarships. Learn more about them at https://ienanurses.org/.

IENA wants the nurses at Pullman to know they are behind you and support the work you are doing. Happy Nurses Week Pullman Regional Hospital nurses!


Fact or fiction? Supplemental nurses are not part of WSNA


We have learned recently that nurses transitioning into supplemental roles are having their dues shut off by payroll. Supplemental nurses are part of WSNA and pay a reduced rate only during the months they work. If you don’t pick up a shift in May, you don’t pay member dues that month. WSNA is proud of this process as it doesn’t require nurses to call Membership and have their dues turned on and off.

Membership matters

Membership in the union is crucial because it provides workers with a collective voice. By banding together, we gain strength and leverage to address your important workplace issues and advocate for your rights effectively.

Why should you join WSNA now if you haven’t before?

The number of nurses involved in their local unit and engaging in committees and events shows Pullman Regional that nurses know their rights. Management knows every nurse who joins the union is another nurse who won’t back down.

Not only is WSNA here to advocate with you on wages, hours, and working conditions but your union also provides continuing education opportunities like our Leadership Conference and Convention. Ryan Graves, RN in the ER (pictured below) was sponsored by WSNA nurses from Sacred Heart to attend our 2-day leadership conference in Chelan. He is pictured speaking to the wins, struggles, and future hopes the nurses in Pullman have for improving their working conditions and membership.


Interested in becoming a WSNA member? Unsure if you are currently a voting member? We can help with that. Contact Alle Machorro at amachorro@wsna.org.

Sign up to be an eligible voting member


Annette Rictor along with 13 other nurses joined WSNA during our Nurses Week celebration. Many thought they had been members and management had taken care of their information upon hire. A few didn’t know where to look and a few struggled with financial commitment in the past.

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Where is my WSNA board?

Recently, all the WSNA boards were updated (except the ER- see you in June!). We have updated them with officer information, copies of your contract, swag, and information on filling out unsafe staffing forms.


Volunteer with WSNA!

WSNA nurses at Pullman Regional Hospital are sponsoring two first aid stations at Lauren’s Lap, a powerful event in Pullman dedicated to raising awareness and support victims of domestic violence and stalking. This event is happening Saturday September 28, 2024, at 9am at OTT Road & Grimes Way. We are looking for nurses to volunteer to provide first aid and will be sending out more information as it becomes available.


Questions/ Concerns : Contact Alle Machorro, WSNA Nurse Représentative, amachorro@wsna.org.

For more information on how you can get involved: Jenny Galassi, Nurse Organizer, 206-707-2948, jgalassi@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