Emily Nollmeyer



Carina Price


Sally Budack


Shannon Suchland


Matthew McGuire


Grievance Officer

Shelly Mead


Grievance Officer

Yunna Flenord


Membership Coordinator

Teresa Kindell


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Join Us in Building a Stronger Union!

Contract negotiations start in August, and a massive part of a successful contract campaign is having a strong unit rep corps. Unit reps are the bargaining team’s eyes and ears in the hospital and help spread the word on what's happening at the bargaining table. They are essential in alerting us to issues within the hospital, ensuring that we can address concerns promptly and effectively. By keeping everyone informed and engaged, unit reps play a crucial role in maintaining the unity and strength of our union.

Being a unit rep is not just a role; it's a commitment to making our workplace better for everyone. Unit reps empower their fellow nurses by providing a direct line of communication between the bargaining team and the staff, ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard. This grassroots involvement is what makes it possible for us to win the best contract we can get. The more unit reps we have, the stronger our collective voice and the more significant our impact during negotiations.

Why Become a Unit Rep?

  • Be the Voice: Unit reps serve as the vital link between the bargaining team and the nursing staff. They ensure that every nurse’s concerns and suggestions are communicated and addressed.

  • Stay Informed: As a unit rep, you’ll be at the forefront of receiving and sharing important updates about contract negotiations and hospital issues.

  • Empower Your Peers: Help your fellow nurses understand the negotiation process and rally them to participate and support our common goals.

  • Make a Difference: Your involvement as a unit rep can lead to real, positive changes in our working conditions and patient care standards.

We need as many unit reps as we can get, and there is no limit to how many unit reps there can be for a unit. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment, and your participation can make a significant difference.

Upcoming Unit Rep Training

To ensure that all our unit reps are well-prepared and informed, we are holding in-person training sessions for both new and current reps on the following dates:

  • July 30, 2024: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • July 31, 2024: 5 - 7 p.m.

Please note the location change: Training will now be held in Dining Room A at the hospital, instead of South Tacoma Library.

RSVP Today!

If you are interested in becoming a unit rep, or if you are a current rep, please fill out the form below to RSVP for your preferred training time. This contract is going to be a fight, and we will win on the strength of the nurses at St. Joe’s.

Together, we can achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients, our colleagues, and our profession. Let's stand united and strong as we head into these negotiations.

Fill out this form to RSVP for our in person meeting.

Thank you for your commitment and dedication!

In Solidarity, 

Your WSNA Officers and Negotiating Team
Emily Nollmeyer, local unit Co-Chair, Labor and Delivery, day shift
Carina Price, local unit Co-Chair, ICU, night shift
Matthew McGuire, Treasurer/Grievance officer, ED, day shift
Shelly Mead, Grievance officer, ED, day shift
Yunna Flenord, Grievance officer, ICU, night shift
Teresa Kindell, Membership Coordinator, 2S, day shift
Shannon Suchland, Secretary, Walter's OR, day shift
Jessica Lenczycki, negotiating team member, Labor and Delivery, night shift
Kate Frazier, negotiating team member, 7th floor, night shift
Sarah Guillen, negotiating team member, EP, day shift
Kat Jabasa, negotiating team member, Main OR, day shift 
Sally Budack, Co-Secretary, SADU

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Document unsafe conditions

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.

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Representation rights

As a union member, you have the right to have a representative present in any meetings with management that could potentially lead to disciplinary action against you.

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.

Find out more about this crucial right and how to exercise it to ensure your fair treatment and protection.

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Earn CNE contact hours through topics like Cultural Humility, Telehealth Assessment, Workplace Violence Prevention, and more. Convenient and self-paced, our courses provide practical knowledge for your daily work. Expand your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest nursing practices.

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