Whatcom County Health Department

WSNA nurse representative change

Dear Whatcom Health Department WSNA nurses,

Please welcome WSNA Nurse Representative Sue O'Donnell, MN, RN!

Beginning Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, Sue will be taking over all issues as they arise at Whatcom Health Department. I will be assisting Sue with this transition in the coming months as needed.

Sue can be reached at sodonnell@wsna.org or at 206-575-7979, ext. 3045.

It has been a pleasure working with you. I am continuing my work here at WSNA as a nurse representative with new assignments. I know you will be in good hands with Sue.

All my best to you,

Barbara Friesen, MS, BSN, RN
WSNA Nurse Representative

It’s contract negotiation survey time!

The current contract between WSNA and your local unit expires December 31, 2018. Your negotiation team needs everyone to take the negotiation survey to know what is important to every nurse. This is how we draft and prioritize our proposals. It is what enables us all to be represented at the bargaining table.

Take a moment to complete this survey now. Our power comes from our willingness to stand together in unity.

Please provide us with your most up-to-date contact information in the survey. It is only collected so that your team members can contact you if questions arise and to share important information with you regarding progress and issues in negotiations. WSNA and your negotiating team members do not share this information with anyone.

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Representative Barbara Friesen, MS, BSN, RN at 206-575-7979, ext. 3056 or at bfriesen@wsna.org.

Your new 2018 local unit officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the WSNA/Whatcom Health Department Local Unit!

Julie Rose – Co-Chair
Erin Schuldt – Co-Chair
Lela Riherd– Grievance Officer
Olivia Risch – Secretary/Treasurer

Meet and Greet

Date: Sept. 21, 2018
Time: noon-12:30 p.m.
Where: Upstairs conference room

Please drop in and bring any questions, concerns or just to say hi.

Change in Nurse Representative: Barbara Friesen, MS, BSN, RN is returning as your nurse representative. She can be reached by phone at (206) 575-7979, ext. 3056 or by email at bfriesen@wsna.org.

Contract ratified! Wage Increases are on the way!

Your WSNA contract was ratified by an overwhelming majority on March 8, 2017. Thanks to all of you that came to vote!

The County Council signs the agreement on March 21, 2017. Your wage increases will begin on pay period #7, March 26 - April 8. Payday #7 is on April 14, 2017, which will include your retroactive wage increases.

For any questions, please contact your WSNA Negotiating Team Members, Elizabeth Allen or Erin Schuldt, or WSNA Nurse Rep Hanna Welander at (206) 575-7979, ext. 3035 / hwelander@wsna.org.

Contract vote

The contract vote summary is available for review prior to the vote here. The changes will be presented and explained by the WSNA attorney and Negotiating Team members on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The vote is from 12:00-1:00 PM in the State Street Downstairs Conference Room. Copies of the summaries and redlined (legislative) versions of the contract will be available for review. See you there.

March 8, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
State Street Downstairs Conference Room