We have worked hard over the past months to secure an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that reflects the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice each and every nurse gives to their patients at Sacred Heart. The Officer Team is pleased to announce, we have come to an agreement with Management!
Benefits secured in the COVID-19 Temporary Incentive MOU are:
Paid Pandemic Leave status during required quarantine by the hospital
Immediate access to EIT if not permitted to work
No discipline for absences related to COVID
100% coverage for medical benefits for COVID-19 treatment for themselves or family
1 hour pay for time spent receiving the COVID vaccine during nonscheduled work hours
2 days paid pandemic leave if a caregiver experiences side effects from the vaccine and is scheduled to work.
Floating options if departments are shut down
Extra shift/overtime shift incentive pay that is 40% on top of your wage (applies to regular or overtime hours)
*NOTE – Prior to working an incentive shift, confirm with Management the shift is eligible for incentive pay. Not all shifts will be allocated the premium.
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.