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Officers

Chair

Danielle O’Toole

Neuro ICU

Co-Chair

Vacant

Secretary

Liz Leske

Baker Day Surgery

Treasurer

Interim - Liz Leske

Grievance Officer

Mallory Gregoire

6 Rainier

Grievance Officer

Gena Houghton

7 Olympic

Grievance Officer

Michelle Stevenson

PCU

Grievance Officer

Brenda Bowhay

Mother/Baby

Grievance Officer

Cherie Griffith

Med/Surg

Grievance Officer

Ally Bure

OR

Grievance Officer

Kenneth Richardson


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Latest update

Update on Meal Breaks and Kronos Rounding

Last week we came to agreements with MultiCare regarding the 2nd Meal Break and Kronos Rounding and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for both of these issues. These agreements include language that was not previously included in MultiCare’s policy, and we want to provide you with updates of the changes.

2nd Meal Break
If you choose NOT to sign the waiver:
PTO will not automatically be taken from your bank

  • PTO can only be taken if you request it
  • If you have not met your FTE, you can use PTO, take it unpaid, or work extra to make up time

Taking breaks will not automatically be subtracted from meeting your FTE

  • FTE hours will be calculated at the end of the pay period, not daily
  • You will have time to determine if your hours are short and make the best choice for your circumstances (PTO, unpaid time, or extra hours)
  • Extra hours worked are eligible for overtime and premiums as defined by the CBA

Missing breaks
Missed breaks are paid time and count towards meeting your FTE hours

  • You must report these missed breaks for these to be paid time

Benefits will not change based on waiver

  • Benefits and accruals will not change in the system and will continue at your current rate

You can retract the waiver at any time.

You cannot be threatened, intimidated, or coerced into signing this waiver. If you feel that you have been, please contact your nurse rep and discuss this.

Kronos Rounding
We have entered into a temporary agreement with MultiCare about the elimination of Kronos Rounding. We are in the process of monitoring this new system to see if it is effective on the units.

Please notify us if you cannot sign in on time due to faulty equipment, too few computers, long lines to sign in/ out, or other logistical issues. We also want to hear from anyone who faces discipline related to these changes, because MultiCare has stated that discipline is not their intent.

You can read the MOUs at the following links:

As always, please feel free to direct any questions to your WSNA Nurse Rep, Brenda Balogh bbalogh@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.