We held our 12th negotiation session on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
We were able to reach a few tentative agreements during this session; however, we are still far apart on the key issues of staffing, wages/benefits, reopeners and layoffs. We have continued to press management on staffing issues, but they have rejected our proposals for specific solutions to help with staffing. We talked about the need for 24-hour IV therapy, additional resource nurses who are not pulled, a designated triage nurse who is not pulled in the ED and the need for meal and rest break coverage.
Remember, you can help our efforts at the table to secure safe staffing by filling out nurse staffing concern forms every time you have a staffing concern. If you don’t report it, it is as if it didn’t happen. After filling out the form, email a copy of the completed form to WSNA Chair Liz Rainaud at firstname.lastname@example.org and WSNA Nurse Representative Sue Dunlap at email@example.com.
Thank you all for your continued support of our negotiating team – we are working hard for you at the table. We have another session scheduled for Jan. 10 and are in the process of scheduling additional dates. Stay tuned for more updates and information.
Your WSNA Negotiation Team:
Peter Moore (MPC), Alyssa Stirpe (Stanwood), Randi Dykstra (Case Management), Rachel Yates (MPC), Liz Rainaud (FBC), Alice Riddle (IV Therapy) and Jessica Knutzen (Float Pool)
Questions? Contact a negotiation team member, WSNA Nurse Representative Sue O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3045 or WSNA Nurse Representative Sue Dunlap at email@example.com or at 206 – 575-7979, ext. 3005.