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Lovella Flores

509-460-1264

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Co-Chair

Marisela Aguilar

509-305-1975

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Secretary

Lori Riojas

509-781-0108

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Treasurer

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Grievance Officer

Janice Schell

509-439-9288

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Grievance Officer

Brenda Cardenas

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Membership Officer

Rose Hildebrandt

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Retention bonus

Many of you have asked about when the retention bonuses will be paid out. Our contract language states the following:

Article 8.5: Retention Bonus: All full-time and part-time nurses on the payroll as of the date of ratification of this Agreement and remaining on the payroll as of April 30, 2022, are eligible to receive a one-time lump sum bonus of $500, less applicable deductions, payable in the first full pay period after April 30, 2022.

You will see your retention bonus in your next paycheck. The current pay period is the first full pay period after April 30.

Vacation/Holiday/Sick time accruals

Management is aware of many inconsistencies regarding employee’s accrual rates. They have assured WSNA that they are looking at each employee to make sure that their accruals are correct. If you believe your current accruals are incorrect, please contact Cammy Price, HR at Cammy.Price@astria.health.

When the payroll system was updated there were a lot of errors and management wants to make it right.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Nurse Representative, Carmen Garrison at cgarrison@wsna.org.

Resources and tools

Nominate an outstanding local unit leader for 2022 Local Unit Awards

The WSNA Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare is proud to announce the Local Unit Awards to be presented during the 2022 Union Leader­ship Confer­ence on April 24 — 26, 2022 at the Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, Washington. Please nominate someone that you feel has done an outstanding job as a local unit leader by the Feb. 25 deadline.

Submit a nomination

Document unsafe conditions

If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.

By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.

WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.

Representation rights

If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:

If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.