Strike Authorization Vote July 15 & 16 #

Unfair labor practice strike authorization vote scheduled for July 15 & 16 #

Location: IBEW Hall, 3049 S 36th St, Tacoma, WA 98409

July 15, 2019: 2:00 – 4:30 PM; 5:30 – 9:00 PM
July 16, 2019: 5:30 – 10:00 AM; 12:00 – 2:00 PM

You must be a WSNA member in good standing to vote.

Manage­ment is scared – so they’re trying to scare us

Manage­ment is worried about this vote. They’re scared of the unity and power we have built during 10 long months of contract negoti­a­tions. They’re terri­fied we’ll use our right to strike, so they’re trying to terrorize us.

That’s why we’ve been getting scare tactic updates from SJMC manage­ment. Their July 3 RN Update warns us against violence, retal­i­a­tion, perma­nent replace­ments and even fines from WSNA! Here’s what we all need to know:

  • We are not violent — we’re strong.
  • We don’t want to harass anyone — we want to talk to each other about the very impor­tant decision on whether to autho­rize a strike
  • We will challenge any attempt by the Employer to hire strike­breakers to perma­nently replace you — we are providing evidence of management’s illegal conduct to the National Labor Relations Board. Those unfair labor practices are an impor­tant part of why we’re contem­plating a strike.
  • WSNA is not going to fine you — we’re going to support each other. SJMC manage­ment was dead wrong in their July 3 RN Update when the told nurses WSNA members who work during a strike may be hit with expen­sive fines. It’s not in WSNA’s Bylaws and Local Unit Rules, and WSNA has NEVER imposed fines against nurses who choose to work during a strike.
  • Manage­ment is scared. We are not. We will not stop standing up for safe patient care!

Come and vote your conscience. Make your voices heard.

In solidarity, your Negoti­ating Team,

Janet Stewart, RN
Linda Burbank, RN
Melissa Balla, BSN, RN
Tiffany Repar, RN
Sally Budack, RN-BC
Francine Gumina, BSN, RN
Melissa Garcia, RN
Matthew McGuire, RN
Richie Tiamzon, RN
Chelsey Roos, RN

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Hanna Welander at or by calling 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3035.