We had our fourth day of negotiations on August 21. Our next date is October 11. We’ve made Hundreds of nurses turned out yesterday to vote on the new contract and it was an overwhelming YES! Thank you to all who turned out to cast your vote and have your voices heard. The ratification bonus will be distributed by Children’s on the next regular payroll. The signing bonus will only be paid if an employee is employed by the Hospital as of August 1, 2019 and when the bonus is payable. Your 3% wage increase will occur the first full pay period after yesterday’s ratification vote.
Where can I find the new contract?
It will take a few weeks for the parties to finalize the contract document and obtain signatures from all the parties. Once that occurs, the contract will be available on the WSNA Children’s page - https://www.wsna.org/union/seattle-childrens-hospital. If at any time you have questions about a contract matter or other work place issues, please contact one of your local unit officers or Nurse Rep Sara Frey. Contact information for your local unit officers and nurse rep can also be found at the above link.
We, your team, would like to thank everyone for your ongoing support. We look forward to the next three years. We encourage you to get involved! If you would like more information about how you can be involved, please contact one of your local unit officers.
In solidarity - from your 2019 WSNA Children’s negotiation team
Edna Cortez (PACU), Lindsey Kirsch (ED), Diane Gates (PICU), Nancy Wilder (PACU), Ross Beaulaurier (Surgical RC5), Samantha Forte (Acute Care Float), Elizabeth Gideon (Rehab), Shaina Lawson (NICU), Sarah Munro (Bellevue Surg Center), Jennifer Pease (Bellevue Surg. Center), Maria Sixto (Airlift NW), Kara Yates (Medical)
Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Sara Frey, JD, BSN, RN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3039.