Carmen Garrison, BSN, RN Send email 206-575-7979, ext. 3113
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Astria bankruptcy update
WSNA is continuing to utilize all available tools to protect the interests of Astria nurses while Astria moves through the bankruptcy process. Recent examples of this work include:
Carefully monitoring bankruptcy filings and other developments related to Astria’s ongoing attempts to reorganize.
Filing grievances and claims in bankruptcy court to protect nurses’ interests in accrued PTO/vacation time.
Filing a WARN suit over Astria’s failure to give legally required notice before closing ARMC
In the meantime, we encourage all nurses to remain vigilant by checking your 401(k) accounts and HSA accounts. You should make sure that all money deducted from your paycheck has been deposited in the proper accounts. While we are not expecting any problems, we would like to know of any concerns as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carmen Garrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.