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FREE union-supplied masks and face shields handout Tuesday, July 7, 2020
On Tuesday, July 7, WSNA will be joining with OFNHP to distribute FREE face masks and face shields donated by our national union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
Tuesday, July 7 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (while supplies last)
On the corner of E Mill Plain and NE Mother Joseph on the grass strip next to the bus stop
Last Friday, Gov. Inslee’s statewide mandatory face covering order was put into effect. AFT, WSNA, and OFNHP planned ahead and are ready to support our members and our community in their efforts to stay safe. Spread the word to your coworkers including our other union and non-union/non-RN workers. All are welcome!
These masks are not meant for clinical use, rather they are meant to help you protect yourself and your families in the community because our union cares about you off shift too.
We will be social distancing and wearing masks so come by and hear about the other info we have to share!
Sincerely, your WSNA officers: Jonathan Chase, Co-Chair and Grievance Officer Didi Gray, Co-Chair and Member at Large Dawn Marick, Secretary/Treasurer and Grievance Officer Melissa Smithdeal, Grievance Officer Christie Riley, Grievance Officer Summer Chase, Member at Large Deb Krenzler, Member at Large
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.