Jane Hill-Littlejohn


Arlene Alba


Samuel Asencio


Grievance Officer


Grievance Officer


WSNA staff contact

Latest update

Wage increase coming!

Last November, following WSNA’s continued requests over many months to provide a mid-contract across-the-board wage increase, VM finally offered 4%. At that time, we conveyed to VM leadership that while it was an improvement, VM was still at a significant disadvantage in the Seattle-Tacoma area but VM refused to provide additional increases. In the months since, VM has continued to struggle to attract and retain nursing staff. Your WSNA officers and staffing committee members have continued to push in both Safe Staffing and Conference Committee for the hospital to come back to us with another increase. Your commitment to detailing the dire staffing situation in ADO submissions has played a significant role in highlighting this issue. This past week, VM entered discussions with us again regarding another increase.

VM has agreed to an 8% across-the-board wage increase to the ADN scale effective the beginning of the March 19 pay period. BSNs will receive an additional $1 and MSN will receive $2. You can find the MOU in the links bar on the local unit web page, where we will post the fully executed version as soon as it is available. We will be entering into bargaining for your next increase in the months to come. Your current contract expires at the end of August. If you are interested in being on the negotiation team to advocate on behalf of your peers for contract improvements and better working conditions, please fill out this form:

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Sara Frey, JD, BSN, RN, at sfrey@wsna.org.

Resources and tools

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.

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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.