Can you believe it is time to start thinking and preparing for contract negoti­a­tions again? It seems like we just finished the long hard struggle of getting the last contract, but our current contract between WSNA and SJMC expires Oct. 31, 2021. Even though our last negoti­a­tions were diffi­cult we learned a lot. The most impor­tant thing we learned was that the number of nurses that actively partic­i­pate in the process directly corelates to what happens at the bargaining table.

The pre-negoti­a­tion survey is our first step in prepa­ra­tion for our contract negoti­a­tions. It is really impor­tant that we know every­one’s issues and concerns before the negoti­a­tions start. It is also impor­tant we get huge partic­i­pa­tion from this starting point and throughout the entire negoti­a­tion process to get the best possible contract.

Please take a few minutes and take the survey now, and don’t stop there, actively partic­i­pate by getting every SJMC nurse you know to take it too. Our power and strength come from all of us united and working together for the same goal.

We look forward to reading each and every survey response!

In Solidarity,
WSNA Local Unit Officers; Dian Davis, Allie Jones, Sally Budack, Linda Burbank, Janet Stewart, Mathew McGuire, Melissa Garcia, Liberty Bolante

Barbara Friesen, WSNA Nurse Rep 800 – 231-8482 ext. 3056