Please join me in welcoming your new WSNA officers! Information about your local unit officers can be found in the top bar of this page.
Co-Chair – Edna Cortez Co-Chair – Vacant (Interested? Contact your Nurse Rep for more information) Secretary/Treasurer – Lindsey Kirsch Grievance officer – Diane Gates Grievance officer – Samantha Forte Grievance officer – Maria Sixto Grievance officer – Doris Taylor Grievance officer – Amy Sorenson Co-Membership Coordinator – Kara Yates Co-Membership Coordinator – Nancy Wilder Staffing Committee Co-Chair – Kara Yates
Why are Staffing complaint/Assignment Despite Objection (ADO) forms important?
Please help your staffing committee team members by filling out ADOs when you are faced with an unsafe staffing situation. It is extremely important to document all incidents of inadequate staffing. The Safe Staffing committee reviews these submissions to identify trends, evaluate staffing levels and to work on making improvements or changes to staffing where indicated. The new staffing law provides for additional remedies where unresolved complaints continue for a period of time. Help your team advocate for you! The online ADO form and the downloadable ADO form can be found here — https://www.wsna.org/union/ado
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Questions? Contact one of your local unit officers or Nurse Rep Sara Frey JDBSNRNsfrey@wsna.org206.575.7979 ext. 3039.
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.