Contract negotiations update

On Oct. 13, 2021, your contract negotiation team met with hospital management for our third negotiation session. We reached several tentative agreements and had a productive discussion about the issues that we have heard are important to the nurses. Management has proposed a 2% raise once nurses vote for the new contract, a 2% raise in October 2022 and a 2% raise in October of 2023. Your bargaining team believes that the RNs at the hospital deserve higher wages than what management is proposing and will work hard to push management for fair compensation.

We meet next with management on Oct. 19.

Please display the negotiation car signs in your car window while at work. Also, please remember to wear your WSNA badge holders, stickers and buttons to show your support for a fair contract.

Contact membership@wsna.org if you are not getting postcards and emails from WSNA. Please remember to check your junk mail.

In Solidarity,
your negotiating team: -Karla Fowler, Local Unit Chair – ICU; Sarah Rice, Member at Large – Cath Lab; Mike Rogen, Member at Large – ER; Jennifer Buckhalter, Grievance Officer – Oncology; Elena Brent – Clinics; Christine Mitchell – Float Pool; Leslie Royce – Labor and Delivery; Elizabeth Brassfield – Medical; Kathy Arnesen – Surgical; Laura Jensen – OR; Annie Johnson – Pre Op

Please contact Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Rep at telmore@WSNA.org or 206-575-7979 ext. 3117 with questions or to find out what you can do to get a fair contract.