Time to vote the wage increase agreement

Last January after TG ratified their most recent contract with great wage increases our WSNA team proposed to management wages be increased at St. Clare to try to help retain nurses. In February we pressed the issue again and were told we would get a proposal in March. Management did in fact provide an offer to increase wages. That offer was on a compressed 25 step wage scale that would start the 4 % February 2024 increase now plus at least 2 ½ %.

While we did appreciate the offered increases, we also recognized that would mean no other increases for the life of our current contract, which would mean nothing more until at least February 1, 2025. Our team advocated hard for every nurse at St Clare pointing out that is too long without a raise and will end up putting us far behind other hospitals again next year.

In the end we finally reached an agreement that provides their original offer to increase wages no later than April 16, 2023, and provide the additional 4% increase February 1, 2024, both on a compressed 25 Step scale.

We will be holding a vote to ratify this agreement. It will be an in person vote. No absentee ballots or proxies.


Date: April 6, 2023
Time: 4 – 8 p.m.
Place: Resource Center Classroom

We will have copies of the proposed wage increases at the vote.

Hope to see you there!

In Solidarity: WSNA Local Unit Officers; Clair Korrell, Devon Tallman, Tony Endrizzi, Jessica Cook, Nicole Ward, Brandi Poggemann, Nicole Sandell

Questions/Concerns? Contact any WSNA Local Unit Officers or WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Barbara Friesen at bfriesen@wsna.org 206-575-7979 ext. 3056.