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:

https://​www​.doh​.wa​.gov/​L​i​c​e​n​s​e​s​P​e​r​m​i​t​s​a​n​d​C​e​r​t​i​f​i​c​a​t​e​s​/​F​i​l​e​C​o​m​p​l​a​i​n​t​A​b​o​u​t​P​r​o​v​i​d​e​r​o​r​F​a​c​i​l​i​t​y​/​F​a​c​i​l​i​t​y​C​o​m​p​l​a​i​n​t​P​r​o​c​e​s​s​#​h​e​ading25859

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

https://​lni​.wa​.gov/​w​o​r​k​e​r​s​-​r​i​g​h​t​s​/​w​o​r​k​p​l​a​c​e​-​p​o​l​i​c​i​e​s​/​r​e​s​t​-​b​r​e​a​k​s​-​m​e​a​l​-​p​e​r​i​o​d​s​-​a​n​d​-schedules

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

https://​lni​.wa​.gov/​w​o​r​k​e​r​s​-​r​i​g​h​t​s​/​w​o​r​k​p​l​a​c​e​-​c​o​m​p​l​a​i​n​t​s​/​w​o​r​k​e​r​-​r​i​g​h​t​s​-​complaints

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

bfriesen@wsna.org

206 – 575-7979, Ext. 3056