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Dec. 14 – Hospital Staffing Committees 101

Everything you need to know about staffing committees and the new staffing law

WSNA, SEIU 1199, and UFCW 3000 are joining together to present our next training on the new staffing law. The training on Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m. will teach you about the new law and hospital staffing committees. We’ll demystify what the staffing committee does and how it does its work.

The meeting link will be sent once you register.

By the end of this training you will be able to: Discuss the purpose and development of a team charter, understand the key elements of the hospital staffing committee law, and articulate timelines and dates relevant to the hospital staffing committee.

This training is open to all members and we hope to see you there!

Keep an eye out for details about upcoming trainings planned for 2024:

📌 February 2024: Training on negotiating your best possible staffing plan
📌 Late 2024: Training on compliance and accountability through your staffing committee

All trainings are online, relevant to where we are in the statewide rollout of the staffing law, and whenever possible will be recorded and shared for those who cannot attend live.

WSNA Lobby Day in Olympia will be January 24, 2024 Registration now open!

WSNA's annual Lobby Day event in Olympia will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024Registration is required to attend and is now open! This event is for WSNA members only and registration will close by midnight on December 29. If you know you would like to attend WSNA Lobby Day don't wait! Register now to save your place and keep in communication with us as details are formed leading up to this very important day to talk to legislators’ face to face about the issues impacting nurses and labor.  

With a short legislative session ahead of just 60 days, a lot will need to be accomplished in that amount of time. WSNA is still developing our legislative agenda for the 2024 session. You can find information on how that agenda is formed here on our website

Stay tuned for more information on WSNA Lobby Day and the 2024 WSNA legislative agenda over the coming weeks leading up to the start of session on Monday, January 8. For questions, please contact Jessica Hauffe, Political Advocacy Manager, at jhauffe@wsna.org 

Champions of Change – 2024 Union Leadership Conference

Don’t miss WSNA’s labor training event at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan April 28-30

Join nurses from around the state as we convene to build stronger local units, become more effective leaders, learn more about the national and state labor scenes, celebrate our successes, and strategize for what’s coming next.

If you are a local unit officer, conference committee member, staffing committee member, safety committee member, unit rep/liaison or member in one of WSNA’s local units who is interested in advocating for nurses and becoming more involved in your union, this conference is for you.

If you are interested in a scholarship to attend, please contact WSNA Nurse Rep Jared Richardson at jrichardson@wsna.org.