Nicole L. Miller


Stephanie C. Peterka


Lela C. Riherd

Grievance Officer

Julie A. McElroy

WSNA staff contact

Latest update

The votes are in!

We have a new contract. The vote was a resounding YES. Your new wage scale will go into effect in the first full pay period in January 2023. This is to go to the Whatcom Council on December 6th, 2022.

Once the ratified contract is fully signed it will be available online on this page.

Be sure to thank your bargaining team for their hard work and dedication and advocation on your behalf: Nicole Miller and Lela Riherd.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Michelle Moore at mmoore@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.