Your team of WSNA registered nurses met with Virginia Mason management and administration for our 6th bargaining session on Friday, June 11. We have made some progress, but still far apart on staffing issues. We have given multiple proposals about staffing without any significant response from management.
Our next scheduled date for bargaining is set for Thursday, June 24.
We will continue to fight for a fair and just contract that recognizes the essential care that RNs provide each and every day at Virginia Mason.
In Solidarity, WSNA Negotiation Team; Jane Hill-LittleJohn, RN, Kari Benning, RN, Susan Dunn, RN, Arlene Alba, RN, Suzanne Baek, 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.