I wanted to let you all know that you will have a change in nurse rep. Effective August 19, 2022, Laurie Robinson will be your new nurse rep. Laurie has been with WSNA for nearly 2 years and has represented a number of eastern Washington facilities. Please welcome her as your new nurse representative. Many of you know Laurie and have worked with her when she was a staff nurse at Yakima Regional, Sunnyside and Toppenish Hospital. You can contact Laurie at email@example.com or cell 206-620-4136.
It has been my pleasure to be your Nurse Representative over the past 16 years.
Historic contract comes after 12 bargaining sessions.
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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.
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.