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On June 26, 2020 your negotiation team met with hospital management for the 4th time. We made some progress, coming to tentative agreements on bulletin boards and shift differentials. However we continue to be far apart on wages. Additionally, management continues to insist on loosening restrictions on where a nurse can float, giving travelers and agency nurses priority in the low census rotation, cutting per diem pay, and cutting healthcare. Management is also refusing to agree to retaliation protections.
We hope that hospital administration will come prepared to continue to make progress toward a FAIR CONTRACT at our next session on July 7!
WE HEAR YOU!
We have scheduled two Local Unit meetings to discuss contract negotiations with you:
Meeting #1: July 20, 2020 from 2000 – 2100 Meeting #2: July 21, 2020 from 0800 – 0900
Stay tuned for additional details.
Please wear the badge holders and use the WSNA pens to show your support for a fair contract!
Thank you for all of the emails and phone calls expressing support for a contract that will attract and retain strong nurses!
Your Negotiating Team: Cheryll Howe — Family Birth, Dawn Morrell – Cath Lab, Aaron Bradley – Palliative Care, Christina Swan – Family Birth, Mindy Thornton – ER, Heidi Kennedy – ICU, Qona Johnson – Pulse Cardiac, Adrienne Berg – PCU, Anne Landen – ER, Jorie Gliane – Float Pool
Travis Elmore, WSNA Nurse Representative at 1 800 231‑8482 ext. 3117 or email@example.com.
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.