Now that your contract has been ratified, here is some impor­tant infor­ma­tion for you:

  • The ratifi­ca­tion bonus will be paid on the August 30 paycheck. You must have been on the payroll between November 1, 2018-July 14, 2019 for all of the 19 pay periods and you must be on active payroll as of the date of the payment, August 30. If you were hired after November 1, 2018, you are not eligible for the ratifi­ca­tion payment.
  • The parties have a disagree­ment about the imple­men­ta­tion date of the 6.5% raise. The employer has claimed that the raise is effec­tive as of July 28, 2019. WSNA believes that the parties agreed to a raise effec­tive upon ratifi­ca­tion – July 19, 2019. Stay tuned!
  • Per diem nurses will be placed on wage scale plus 10% July 28, 2019. 
  • Per diem work avail­ability require­ments will not become effec­tive until 1/1/20.
  • Extra shift incen­tive of $5 will begin August 25, 2019.
  • Charge Nurse pay increase to $2.50 will begin the pay period starting September 22, 2019.

For other questions, please do not hesitate to contact your WSNA Nurse Rep, Hanna Welander at or (206) 575‑7979, Ext. 3035.