Action required now! Association grievance regarding inappropriate placement on wage scale

Last year, on behalf of your fellow nurses, WSNA filed an Associ­a­tion group griev­ance on the basis that nurses were hired below the step that was required by the contract based on the nurses’ previous nursing experi­ence. We have reached a settle­ment with Provi­dence Sacred Heart that could result in an upward step adjust­ment for nurses who did not receive the appro­priate experi­ence credit upon hire. At this point, we do not know how many nurses are affected. 

This is where YOU COME IN.

If you feel that you were not correctly placed on the wage scale when you were hired, you MUST request that Provi­dence review your step place­ment NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 15, 2020. Such requests must be submitted to Human Resources Business Partner Theresa Colletto, via email, NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 15, 2020. Requests submitted after this date will not be consid­ered. The steps for this process are time sensi­tive and are located in a pdf at: https://​wsna​.to/​S​H​M​C​w​a​g​estep or found in the Contracts and Documents section of this page.

How do I know if I was correctly placed on the wage scale?In short, if you have ANY doubt as to whether you were correctly placed on the wage scale upon hire, REQUESTREVIEW. Section 6.2 of the Collec­tive Bargaining Agree­ment requires that nurses hired with at least two (2) years of recent contin­uous nursing experi­ence applic­able to the specialty for which they are hired will be placed at the actual year of experi­ence on the wage scale. Nurses hired without equiv­a­lent recent experi­ence applic­able to that specialty will be placed two (2) steps below the actual years of nursing experi­ence. It has come to our atten­tion that some nurses without nursing experi­ence applic­able to the specialty for which they were hired may have been incor­rectly placed at more than two (2) steps below their actual years of nursing experi­ence. Also, there may be nurses who had at least two (2) years of recent contin­uous nursing experi­ence applic­able to the specialty for which they were hired but were not given one-for-one credit for experi­ence. Again , if you have ANY doubt as to whether you were correctly placed on the wage scale upon hire, REQUESTREVIEW

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Jaclyn Perkins, BSN, RN at jperkins@​wsna.​org