Your negotiation team is thrilled to report that after an incredible turnout of nurses at the ratification vote on May 5, nurses voted overwhelmingly “YES!” on the new contract. New provisions of the contract are effective today, however, the retro-active pay and sign on bonus will take payroll a few weeks to process.
Thank you all for voting and showing support for the team.
At the vote, nurses were given forms to donate some of their PTO hours to the team who met for 15 bargaining sessions, which were unpaid, to gain a terrific contract for every RN in the bargaining unit. If you would like to donate PTO hours (even an hour would be appreciated), please fill out a PTO donation form and email or fax to Mara Kieval by June 1, 2021. The PTO donation forms can be found online on the WSNA PeaceHealth Southwest local unit page or on the Facebook page.
Thank you for your consideration.
Mara Kieval, BSN, RN Nurse Representative Washington State Nurses Association firstname.lastname@example.org 206 – 575-7979 Ext. 3051 206 – 575-1908 Fax
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.