We have been disrespected.
We have been told we have a bad attitude.
We are ready to fight.
Yesterday’s “no” vote on the latest contract offer sent a powerful message – to every nurse at St. Joe’s and to management. If we want better, we have to do more.
As promised, your WSNA officers and bargaining team are moving forward with local unit meetings, followed by a strike authorization vote. A strike vote is a big step, and every one of us needs to come to these preliminary meetings to talk about what we need to do if we are going to be successful.
URGENT UNION MEETINGS:
IBEW Union Hall
3049 S 36th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Friday, June 21: 5:30 – 6:30 a.m., 8 – 9 a.m., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m.
Monday, June 24: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., 8 – 9 p.m.
STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE: Soon!
We’ll share place, date and time as soon as details are finalized.
Do you want meaningful staffing language in your contract? Are you beyond ready to tell management you will do whatever is needed, for however long it takes, to have the staffing we need to deliver safe patient care every shift? Every single one of us is going to have to be ready and willing to sign up for strike committees, sign up for picket shifts and commit to standing in unity if we are going to succeed.
At these meetings we will address your questions about what a strike authorization vote would mean and what we need to do to make this a successful strike. Nurses have asked:
· Can I use my PTO or get unemployment benefits?
· What happens to my health insurance?
· Can I work per diem at another hospital?
· Can I be replaced?
· What happens to my patients?
Be there. Let’s talk.
In solidarity, your bargaining team.
Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Hanna Welander at email@example.com or 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3035.