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.

In solidarity,

Mara Kieval, BSN, RN
Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive
Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion
206 – 575-7979 Ext. 3051
206 – 575-1908 Fax