Union

St. Clare Hospital


WSNA grievance officer training


When: Friday, Feb. 22 from 9-11 a.m.
Where: Pierce County Nurses Assoc. office (223 Tacoma Ave S, 98402)

This event is for you if:

  1. You are a WSNA elected officer or grievance officer who has not yet had this training (officers learn how to attend investigatory meetings).
  2. You have already had grievance officer training and would like a refresher.
  3. You have lots of experience with the grievance process and are willing to share your knowledge and experience with those new to the role.
  4. You have an interest in advocating for your colleagues in investigations and would like to learn more.

Your colleagues need your advocacy and support!

RNs from various Tacoma-area facilities will be attending and space is limited. You must pre-register for this training.

Register today with WSNA Nurse Rep Sydne James at SJames@wsna.org. Include your name, contact info and where you work.

Please be on time!


Your new WSNA nurse representative


Please welcome your new WSNA nurse representative, Barbara Friesen, MS, BSN, RN.

Beginning Jan. 4, 2019, Barbara Friesen will take over all new issues as they arise at St. Clare Hospital. Barbara can be reached at bfriesen@wsna.org or 206-575-7979, ext. 3056. I will assist Barbara with this transition in the coming months as needed.

For those of you who have matters that I have been assisting you with, I will continue working with you until resolution.

Although I will no longer be the WSNA nurse representative for you at St. Clare Hospital, my work continues as a WSNA nurse representative.

It has been both an honor and a pleasure working with all of you and I wish you the best. I know you will be in good hands with Barbara.

Sincerely,

Michele Rose, BSN, RN
WSNA Nurse Representative
mrose@wsna.org


If you have not done so, here’s another chance to take the survey!


The current contract between WSNA and your local unit expires Jan. 31, 2019, so it is time for the negotiation survey. This survey will assist the team in preparation for contract negotiations. Your input is critical in determining our priorities as we head to the bargaining table. Take a moment to complete the 2018 Contract Negotiation Survey. It is vital that WSNA and the team know your issues and concerns prior to starting negotiations, so please complete this survey by Dec. 10, 2018.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering to be a member of the negotiation team, please contact one of us.

Chair: Kimberley Russell – OSS, kimberkayrussell@comcast.net / 253-212-3742
Treasurer: Anthony Endrizzi – PACU, aendrizzi@comcast.net / 253-292-1803


It’s contract negotiation survey time!


The current contract between WSNA and your local unit expires January 31, 2019, so it is time for the negotiation survey. This survey will assist the team in preparation for contract negotiations. Your input is critical in determining our priorities as we head to the bargaining table. Take a moment to complete the 2018 contract negotiation survey. It is vital that WSNA and the team know your issues and concerns prior to starting negotiations, so please complete this survey by Nov. 1, 2018.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering to be a member of the negotiating team please contact one of us:


Got contract questions or concerns?


Come and speak with me. I will be in the St. Clare Cafeteria on Monday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Michele Rose
WSNA Nurse Representative
1 (800) 231-8482, ext. 3012
mrose@wsna.org


Got contract questions or concerns?


I will be in the St Clare Cafeteria.

When: Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 24

Times: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Please come and speak with me.

Michele Rose, WSNA nurse representative
1 (800) 231-8482, ext. 3012
mrose@wsna.org


We thank you for your vigilance!


It was brought to our attention that there was a recent poster posted by CHI at St Clare regarding a PCA Survey that offered a reward of an extra nurse for breaks for one week if 96-100% of us took this survey. It also referenced that we could take this before work, after work or during a 15 minute escape. This is very upsetting because what we need is an extra nurse all of the time and when in a shift, would we even have the time to look at this survey?

One of our own notified St Clare management right away asking for it to be removed and then quickly notified our WSNA nurse representative who in turn contacted and had a conversation with our Human Resource manager. It was found that management had quickly removed the offensive poster shortly after the complaint by one of our own! Management also performed a dept. by dept. search and no other PCA Survey posters were found. Our WSNA nurse representative told us that management did see our point as to why we found this poster upsetting. Please continue to watch, report and respectfully challenge. We can achieve much!

In Solidarity,

Kim Russell - LU Co-Chair, Michael Long - LU Co-Chair, Tony Endrizzi - LU Treasurer, Katie Bracken - LU Grievance Officer and Michele Rose - WSNA Nurse Representative (mrose@wsna.org or 1 (206) 575-7979, ext. 3012.