On Dec. 15, 2020 we reached an overall Tentative Agreement with King County. It is now time to vote. In following the recommended guidelines and in setting a good example for keeping ourselves, our loved ones, and everyone else safe, this contract vote will be via mail.
All members should have received ballots and contract summary in the mail by now. Ballots must be returned to WSNA by 3pm on Jan. 28. We recommend that you mail them no later than Jan. 25.
Your contract bargaining team recommends a YES vote. But you cannot vote unless two things occur:
You must be a member. If you are not a member, or if you did not receive your ballot, contact our WSNA Nurse Representative Sydne James, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSNA must have your current mailing address. If you are not sure that WSNA has your current mailing address, contact the membership department at email@example.com.
In Solidarity, Your WSNA RN Negotiating Team: Sean Dumas, RN, Chair; Lois Schipper, RN, Vice Chair; Amy Curtis, RN
Not a member of WSNA? Join today! Click here to find out how to join. Do it today and WSNA will mail you a ballot straight away so you get your ballot in time to vote on this contract TA.
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.