An introduction

Hello, my name is Jared Richardson, and I am the new WSNA nurse representative for St. Joe’s. Over the last few months, I have been working closely with Barbara Friesen to take over as the lead rep for St. Joe’s. Moving forward I will be the primary contact if you need a nurse representative. Have no fear, Barbara will still be around and will be using her considerable talents to help us win yet another fair contract that makes life for nurses at St. Joe’s better. I have also gotten to know the local unit officers, and I am thoroughly impressed by what a great team of leaders you have. I look forward to working closely with them as we gear up for the upcoming negotiation for a new contract.

A little about me, prior to working for WSNA I was the local unit co-chair at Good Samaritan hospital. I have been married for 17 years and have 15- and 11-year-old girls. I also have two standard poodles, Fiona and Francis, and two cats Rocket and Kwitten Quarantino. I am also a passionate advocate for worker’s rights, and I get out of bed every morning excited to be able to fight for the nurses at St. Joe’s. Feel free to contact me at the email below if you ever need anything.

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Reminder to fill out the pre-negotiation survey

It’s going to be time soon to start negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. The bargaining team will be at the table asking for improvements to the contract based on what the nurses want. Please fill out the pre-negotiation survey today by following the QR code or link below so your priorities are known.

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Questions? Please contact me at jrichardson@wsna.org.