Last month we submitted Unfair Labor Practice complaints (ULPs) on behalf of those of us who felt that Tacoma General Management was interfering with our protected union activities, as well as trying to spread anti-union sentiment.
We have received notice that Region 19 found merit in the following complaints:
Making threatening comments about Union members and/or participation in Union activities
Making denigrating statements about WSNA to employees
Taking Coercive actions against members and Union activity.
We are very excited about this incredible win! We have additional ULPs that are still being investigated and we are confident that we will prevail there as well.
Thank you to all the nurses who spoke up and told their stories. We understand how intimidating it can be in an environment that fosters these kinds of sentiments. Remember, your voice is your power and we need to hear from you to make changes in your workplace. Together, we will bring meaningful change to all of our nurses.
Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Brenda Balogh 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.