Temporary Staffing MOU

In the transition agreement for the Snohomish County Health District, some items from the previous contract were not added to the current contract. While most will be negotiated during our upcoming contract bargaining in the next few months, there was an urgent need to fill vital roles with temporary staff. We worked with the District to create a Memorandum of Understanding that covers the need to add additional staff on a temporary basis with the goal of hiring permanent staff into those positions as quickly as possible. Much of the language is the same as the previous contract. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Local Unit Officers or your WSNA Nurse Representative, Grace Jones at gjones@wsna.org.

Contract Negotiations are Coming Up!

We will begin negotiating our new contract soon! Please get in touch with your Nurse Representative or your Local Unit Officers to discuss any issues you would like to see addressed in bargaining. If there was anything you didn't have a chance to bring up during our survey earlier this year, we want hear from you.

WSNA union news

Resources and tools

Document unsafe conditions

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.

Learn more

Representation rights

As a union member, you have the right to have a representative present in any meetings with management that could potentially lead to disciplinary action against you.

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.

Find out more about this crucial right and how to exercise it to ensure your fair treatment and protection.

Learn more

Continuing education offerings

Enhance your professional competency with WSNA's free online courses.

Earn CNE contact hours through topics like Cultural Humility, Telehealth Assessment, Workplace Violence Prevention, and more. Convenient and self-paced, our courses provide practical knowledge for your daily work. Expand your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest nursing practices.

Visit cne.wsna.org to access our courses and earn CNE contact hours.

Visit cne.wsna.org