Pay increases are on their way! #

Your 2021 – 2022 Collec­tive Bargaining Agree­ment has been voted on by the King County Council and signed by King Co. Execu­tive Down Constan­tine. You will see your pay increase starting on the April 29 pay check for the April 3 pay period. RETRO PAY is usually provided on the following paycheck. View the contract here and download it for your reference.

Happy Public Health Nurses Week. #

The national theme for Public Health Week 2021 is Building Bridges to Better Health,” a recog­ni­tion that making commu­ni­ties safe and healthy is public health’s top priority and that COVID-19 has made that even more important.

Our public health nurses have run testing sites and vacci­na­tion sites. You have gotten the word out on safety measures like social distancing and masking. At the same time, you have continued the impor­tant services you provide for all clients and commu­ni­ties, whether it is caring for inmates in deten­tion facil­i­ties, visiting with pregnant women and children, working with the homeless, or tracing contacts of infec­tious people.

WSNA honors each and every public health nurse. You have been our rock during this diffi­cult year.

Our sincere hope is that this pandemic has made the need for and value of public health so obvious that the state will finally provide the kind of stable funding we need to serve the public.

Are you interested in attending the 2021 Washington State Nurses Convention? #

If you’ve never been able to fit the conven­tion into your schedule or budget, this is your oppor­tu­nity. This year, we’ll have a fantastic lineup of speakers presenting on impor­tant topics relevant to your practice, including how to achieve patient and workforce safety and how to create a culture of anti-racism in health care. Earn up to 8.25 CNEs!

Because of our move to a virtual conven­tion, we’re able to offer regis­tra­tion for the low price of $50 for WSNA members (contact your WSNA nurse repre­sen­ta­tive for the promo­tion code). Nonmem­bers are also encour­aged to attend or better yet, complete a WSNA member appli­ca­tion now to be eligible for discounted rate. To join, fill out this online PDF form, save the file, and email it to

For more infor­ma­tion, contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Michelle Moore at

Officer update #

Paul Kunkel, your WSNA chair officer has decided to retire. We want to thank him for his time serving as the chair for the Sea King staff unit and all the work that he has done advocating for the nurses of the unit and for the patients in which he has cared for. Paul, we wish you all the best in the next adven­ture of life, retirement. 

In Solidarity,
WSNA Local Unit Officers; Tami Nesler, Carolyn Clark and Yolanda Morris

Not a member of WSNA? Join today! Find out how to join.

Questions? Contact Michelle Moore, BSN, RN, IBCLC, WSNA Nurse Rep 206 – 575-7979, Ext.3019 (office).