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Your WSNA team of registered nurses has reached a tentative agreement regarding 7N closure and associated layoffs for RNs #
Into the evening of Monday June 22, we were able to reach a tentative agreement with the employer regarding the impact of layoffs on affected RNs.
A full agreement has been posted at WSNA.org.
Some of our accomplishments include the following:
Affected RNs will retain the option to accept a layoff. The employer will not make any effort to contest unemployment if sought by the affected RN
An RN may also accept an available RN position within the clinical cluster. (A list of these should be sent out this eve titled “Preference Form” to your work email by the employer so be on the lookout). All options will be assigned using seniority as the determining factor.
All Preference Forms must be submitted to Charity by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 25.
The option list was expanded to include 4 available RN positions at NW Geropsych unit.
RNs may elect to explore available RN positions house wide but must contact the manager and have mutual agreement between RN and manager to be considered. This is to be done via email. This list of available house wide inpatient and outpatient positions will be emailed to affected RNs by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23 for your review.
RNs choosing a position within UWMC Montlake or NW will maintain eligibility for previously negotiated (in March of 2019) retention/rollover lump sum payment as long as they are still employed as of November 1, 2020.
The employer agreed to make a good faith effort to offer Per Diem RNs at least one 8 hour shift in July in order to allow them to maintain benefits
Start date for newly selected positions to begin July 20 but may be modified with mutual agreement of RN and onboarding unit Manager.
Your team of registered nurses is proud of these accomplishments and has spent more than 5 sessions working with RNs in the unit to ensure your needs were being met. Most of the items noted above are above and beyond what the employer is obligated to offer in accordance with our Collective Bargaining Agreement. We worked hard to achieve these successes.
Your team of 7N RNs
Heather Vargas-Lyon RN 7N, Raechel Usher RN 7N, Caitlin Sellhorn RN 7N, Anita Stull RN 7N, Teresa Wren RN MIC and WSNA Nurse Representatives Ed Zercher RN and Brenda Balogh RN
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.