Shannon Lauder, BSN, RN
It's time for new officer elections. The call for your nominations form is in the mail. Please complete the form and send it back in the prepaid envelope enclosed. The instructions are included in the packet.
We currently have a grievance in abeyance regarding OT. If you pick up an extra shift at the beginning of your work week that is a premium shift. If that puts you into over 40 hours/week you should also be getting OT for any hours over 40. They are not currently doing that. Please fill out our OT survey by December 11.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey regarding where you should be on the wage scale. Many nurses were not given credit for service. We are currently working on this. More to come.
Sue Dunlap is still out on FMLA at least through the end of December. Carmen Garrison, Resource Nurse Representative is continuing to cover for her in her absence.
Questions? Contact Carmen Garrison, WSNA Resource Nurse Representative at 206-491-9424 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
WSNA members, stand up in Olympia for nurses and speak with legislators about the issues.
The TA comes after 19 bargaining sessions, an informational picket, and a complaint filed with Labor and Industries over workplace safety.
November 9, 2023
Attacks occurring more frequently than what WSNA has seen at other hospitals
October 26, 2023
WSNA files an unfair labor practice over threats to withhold health insurance
October 23, 2023
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.
As a union member, you have the right to have a representative present in any meetings with management that could potentially lead to disciplinary action against you.
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.
Find out more about this crucial right and how to exercise it to ensure your fair treatment and protection.
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