WSNA filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in response to management’s attempt to bully and intimidate a nurse who spoke out about inadequate staffing and related problems in the workplace.
A nurse who was interviewed by the news media about the current staffing crisis was threatened with discipline for “possibly” violating the Medical Center’s policy on contact with the media. The Employer has put the nurse on administrative leave pending investigation.
Nurses will not be bullied into silence about the intolerable conditions under which so many nurses are currently forced to work, with woefully inadequate staffing and overwhelming patient care demands in the midst of the latest surge of COVID cases.
WSNA will defend your right to appeal to the community for support to improve your working conditions.
Nurses will not be silenced! #
You can read local news coverage here: https://katu.com/news/local/nurse-sees-healthcare-workers-leaving-the-profession-were-losing-more-core-staff
Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Mara Kieval at firstname.lastname@example.org.