COVID Immunization Policy UPDATE

Dear WSNA bargaining unit members at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation:

During these challenging times during the COVID pandemic, WSNA is working to stay on top of all developments, including Providence’s newly-announced COVID policy.

Providence did not bargain with WSNA prior to announcing this policy. Since this policy involves hours, wages and working conditions, it is a mandatory subject of bargaining. SLR cannot just implement this policy without first bargaining with WSNA.

There are many components to this announced policy, and nurses deserve to have their input heard. Thus, we have sent a cease and desist and a demand to bargain involving all aspects of the Employer’s announced changes regarding its COVID measures, just as we would if SLR suddenly announced any other big change in working conditions.

WSNA strongly encourages nurses to be vaccinated.

We will send more information to our members as it becomes available.

Questions? Contact your Nurse Rep Shawn Reed, RN SANE, Nurse Representative at sreed@wsna.org.