Hello WSNA Nurses,

We hear you loud and clear that the current staffing condi­tions are unsus­tain­able and need immediate atten­tion. Please see the link below to a letter to your CNO artic­u­lating your concerns and some ideas for how to combat the short­ages we are seeing. Please keep filling out your Staffing Concern/​ADO forms which document staffing concerns, staffing outside of matrices, missed rest and meal breaks. WSNA officers review these forms and take the concerns to manage­ment at Confer­ence Committee and at the Staffing Committee ADO Subcom­mittee. Find the forms at wsna​.org/ADO.

WSNA has been addressing these issues with SJMC manage­ment for years and will continue to do so. However, if you would like to take further action, please consider filing a complaint with our State regula­tory agencies as listed below: 

To file a complaint with the Depart­ment of Health (DOH) related to staffing/​safety:


To file a complaint with the Depart­ment of Labor and Indus­tries (L&I) for Meal and Rest Breaks:


To file a complaint with the Depart­ment of Labor and Indus­tries (L&I) for Manda­tory Overtime:


When you file a complaint include as much detail as possible to prove a viola­tion of the law did happen. If you would like assis­tance, please contact WSNA. These agencies are required to review all complaints to deter­mine if there was a viola­tion of the law. Filing a complaint is protected activity, which means retal­i­a­tion for filing a complaint is unlawful.

In Solidarity,

Barbara Friesen, MS, BSN, RN

Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive


206 – 575-7979, Ext. 3056