Compensation Wage Rates #

Below are links to charts showing the wage increases for each step and the applic­able lump-sum payments, if any. Please see the previ­ously posted vote summary for the ratio­nale for the wage increases and lump sums. The wage increases were intended to make the overall compen­sa­tion more compet­i­tive and to recal­i­brate the BSN and MSN compen­sa­tion to $1.00 and $2.00, respec­tively, more than the ADN wages – which is the way most other facil­i­ties handle BSN and MSN compensation.

A note from your negotiation team: #

Hello VM Nurses!

After more than 4 months of bargaining, we have a tenta­tive agree­ment that we are proud to recom­mend for a yes vote. We reached this deal thanks to each and every one of you. Your support in wearing a sticker, attending a local unit meeting and your willing­ness to take action publicly provided those of us on the bargaining team the support we needed and demon­strated to manage­ment that you were willing to fight for the contract we deserve. These actions may seem small when you do them, but they make a big differ­ence at the negoti­a­tion table.

Our hardest won victory was compet­i­tive wages that will both incen­tivize people to stay and help recruit more nurses to alleviate some of our current staffing issues.

We also recog­nize that there is no way that this could make everyone 100% happy and there is more to work on in the next negoti­a­tions (there always is) but we believe that this agree­ment is a victory for nurses, and we recom­mend a yes” vote.

According to our WSNA policy on contract ratifi­ca­tion, votes will be in-person only and only members can vote. If you would like to become a member, the appli­ca­tion and instruc­tions are on the WSNA website, or reach out to our WSNA Organizer Crystal Doll at (206) 334‑8388.

The vote will be Friday, Sept. 10 in the Correa confer­ence rooms, just inside of the cafeteria, from 6 – 8 a.m., 3 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Michelle Moore, our nurse repre­sen­ta­tive, and at least one of us will be present to answer any questions that come up.

Some things that we are partic­u­larly proud of:

No take-aways!
Double the float pool!
Higher incen­tive for float nurses!
Compet­i­tive wages!

Thank you for your continued support, and don’t forget to vote!

Your officers and negoti­a­tion team,

Jane Hill-Little­john, Arlene Alba, Susan Dunn, and Suzanne Baek

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Michelle Moore at