Your local officers have been in discus­sion with manage­ment about the effects of the pandemic on nurses at Evergreen­Health. We are happy to announce we have an agree­ment that benefits all. The complete MOU (Memorandum Of Under­standing) is avail­able on the local unit website or by clicking on the button below.

Highlights include the following: 

  • Paid leave for employer mandated quaran­tine without losing Vacation or Sick Leave.
  • High risk employees will be allowed to either have alter­na­tive work assign­ments, use of employer-granted accrued leave, or unemploy­ment insur­ance with mainte­nance of employer-related health insur­ance benefits as long as the Governor’s procla­ma­tion remains in effect.
  • Nurses missing work because a child’s school or place of child­care is closed, they may use Washington Paid Sick Leave hours prior to Vacation hours.
  • Access to COVID testing hotline to be screened for possible testing.
  • Units with confirmed COVID-19 positive patients will have access to hospital provided scrubs, a place to don and doff, and employer will launder scrubs.
  • Agree­ment reaffirms employer will pay accrued vacation hours upon nurses request as described in section 10.5 of collec­tive barging agreement.

We know this has been a challenging time for all of you, and there have been many concerns voiced about a host of issues around PPE, staffing, hazard pay, and changes in sched­ules. Your WSNA local unit officers and WSNA staff have been in numerous negoti­a­tions at the hospital, state, and federal levels to get you hazard pay as recog­ni­tion of your service in harm’s way. This has been an uphill battle as the employer has been unwilling to move on this topic, but we will continue to advocate for you.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of your officers or Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Bret Percival directly for any questions or concerns. You are appre­ci­ated and valued heroes in this time. We are proud to work along­side you.

Your WSNA Local Unit Officers
Clarise Mahler, RN — Acting Chair
Jomay Ruiz, RN — Secretary
Holly Baker, RN — Treasurer
Theresa Blazer RN – Griev­ance Officer
Linda Snyder RN – Member­ship Officer
Val Artamonova RN – Member­ship Officer

Questions? Contact WSNA Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive Bret Percival RN at bpercival@wsna.org.