We met on Feb. 19, 2020, for our seventh negotiation session. We have responded to the employer’s proposals on reduction in force that would have undermined your seniority in the name of equity and social justice with our own proposal on organizational equity and inclusion.
Your bargaining team believes that the WSNA proposal is a much more comprehensive and fair approach at creating justice in the workplace while protecting seniority. We made a proposal on inclement weather for mission-critical employees.
We spent lots of time talking about the county’s proposal on the pilot program of Flex Patterns for KCCF.
KCCF staff: KCCF staff, check your home emails for additional communication about work group participation.
From your negotiating team, Paul Kunkel, Jane Storrs, Tami Nesler, Carolyn Clark and Melissa Fukunaga
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.