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/​n​e​w​s​/​l​o​c​a​l​/​n​u​r​s​e​-​s​e​e​s​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​c​a​r​e​-​w​o​r​k​e​r​s​-​l​e​a​v​i​n​g​-​t​h​e​-​p​r​o​f​e​s​s​i​o​n​-​w​e​r​e​-​l​o​s​i​n​g​-​m​o​r​e​-​core-staff

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Mara Kieval at mkieval@wsna.org.