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We have heard from many of you about your concerns regarding PeaceHealth’s announced intention to require nurses to receive flu shots as a condition of employment. We want you to know that we hear you and we are taking action! While WSNA encourages all nurses to get vaccinated for influenza, WSNA also opposes any policy that mandates flu shots. WSNA’s position has been validated at PeaceHealth where the overwhelming majority of nurses who do not have medical or religious exemptions have elected to receive a flu shot. We will continue to fight to protect the successful existing voluntary practice of preventing the spread of influenza through the use of voluntary flu vaccinations.
For questions, please contact Hanna Welander, WSNA Nurse Representative, at email@example.com or (206) 575‑7979, Ext. 3035.
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.